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Train Heading West and Other Outdoor Scenes

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Timothy Broege

Timothy Broege


General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $105.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Movements

1. Prairie Ritual
2. Rain on the Mountains
3. Train Heading West


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Oboe
Bass Clarinet (Bassoon )
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone/Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Timpani
  • Tom-tom
  • Maracas
  • Crash cymbals
  • Xylophone
  • Tambourine
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Triangle
  • Suspended cymbals
  • Snare drum
  • Train whistle (opt.)


Errata

Flute (part only; the score is itself correct): Mvt. 2, m. 24, last note: E, not D


Program Notes

Each of the movements, Prairie Ritual; Rain On The Mountains and Train Heading West, has a unique, descriptive character with interesting compositional techniques to create the mood.

-Program Note by publisher


Begun in the mid-1970's as a set of three sketches for beginning band, the present work was expanded, rescored, and revised in early 1997. Although the difficulty level is somewhat higher in the revised score, the work still represents an opportunity for entry-level bands to become engaged in the concept of programmatic-descriptive music in a setting that makes limited technical demands upon the players.

The expressive demands are considerable, however, and the conductor and players will profit from careful study of the work's language and its compositional procedures.

The evocation of the great outdoors has always been a tradition in twentieth-century American music, with perhaps the best examples found in the music of Aaron Copland, particularly his great ballet score, Billy the Kid. The use of open intervals, sparse scoring, and powerful elemental tunes has become familiar, not only in symphonic music and band music, but also in film scoring.

-Program Note by composer, 27 May 1998


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP II
  • Louisiana: I
  • Michigan: Junior High C
  • North Carolina: II
  • South Carolina: II
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band Class M
  • West Virginia: II


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Broege, T. (1998). Train Heading West and Other Outdoor Scenes [score]. Manhattan Beach Music: Brooklyn, N.Y.