To the Wind

From Wind Repertory Project
Aaron Perrine

Aaron Perrine

The title of this work is correctly written with ellipsis: the Wind.

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Longitude 91 Publications / Aaron Perrine
Cost: Score and Parts - $115.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Full Score
Clarinet I-II
Bass Clarinet
Alto Sax I-II
Tenor Sax I-II
Baritone Sax
Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII, including:

  • Carriage Bolt Chimes*
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-hat
  • Key Chimes*
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Ribbon Crasher
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Sound Tube
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone

*Carriage bolt chimes and key chimes are homemade instruments, similar in effect to wind chimes.


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Ideas for new works often present themselves in unusual ways. Because this piece was commissioned in honor of a 50th annual band festival, I decided to try to make a connection between the beginning of the band festival to the present. My grandfather was a band director in the 1960s, so I began the process of searching for connections to the past by speaking with him. We discussed some of the music that he programmed with his groups during this time (including many of his favorite Karl King marches), but none of this discussion added any clarity to the task at hand. Perhaps sensing my frustration, my grandfather advised, “Throw caution to the wind and write the piece!” As it turns out, the phrase, “to the wind,” stuck!

…to the Wind was commissioned by the Detroit Lakes Band Program in honor of their 50th annual All-City Band Festival.

-Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) University Band (Sharon Toulouse, conductor) – 20 Novemnber 2023
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) North Star Band (J. Nick Smith, conductor) – 27 February 2020
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Clinic Honor Band III (Troy Bennefield, conductor) – 2 February 2020
  • Texas Woman's University (Denton) Wind Symphony (Carter Biggers, conductor) – 15 November 2019
  • Ohio University (Athens) Symphonic Band (Richard Suk, conductor) – 6 December 2018

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