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Adam Gorb

Adam Gorb

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General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maecenas Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £43.50   |   Score Only (print) - £14.95


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)

Players singing


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Tranquility was commissioned by Tim and Hilary Reynish and joins the now legendary series of works commissioned in memory of their son William. It was first performed at the WASBE conference in Cincinnati by the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble conducted by Tim Reynish in July 2009. It is an exercise in quiet playing - a simple folk-like melody starting ppp and building until a climax is reached with a tutti pianissimo chord. The ensemble incantates vocally in canon; a bell tolls and we are reminded of man's inhumanity to man. The movement finally dissolves into bird song over repeated muted brass chords which die away into the quiet mood of the opening.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Adam Gorb website Accessed 3 September 2017
  • Gorb, A. (2009). Tranquility (2009): For Wind Ensemble [score]. Maecenas Music: Godstone, U.K.
  • Kish, David. "Transquility." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 458-463. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
  • Perusal score