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To Dream in Brushstrokes

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Michael Oare

Michael Oare

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail needed)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Composed as a memorial, this sensitive and lyrical setting for band overflows with emotion as well as beauty. Contrasting colors and textures contribute to the overall effectiveness of this work for young bands

-Program Note by publisher

To Dream in Brushstrokes by Michael Oare was commissioned by the Carl Sandburg Middle School Band (Alexandria, VA), Charlie Burts and Joe LaBrie, directors, in memory of Ashley and Morgan Whitsett. The girls died tragically in a house fire on the morning of December 28, 2007. The title and nature of the work are derived from their love of all things artistic — both visual and musical.

- Program Note from Louis Pizitz Middle School Symphony Band concert program, 16 December 2015

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

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Recent Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Cyclone (Flex instrumentation) (2013/2020)

All Wind Works


  • Oare, M. (2009). To Dream in Brushstrokes [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: New York.