Tribute (Cross)

From Wind Repertory Project
Travis J. Cross

Travis J Cross

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 4:25
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $6.95


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Tribute was commissioned by the Southwest Iowa Bandmasters Association and premiered by their 11-12 grade honor band on January 16, 2006, with the composer conducting. The Austin Symphonic Band performed the work at the 2007 Midwest Clinic, and the University of North Texas Wind Symphony released the work as part of the Teaching Music through Performance in Band series of reference recordings.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

The piece begins with two statements of the main theme, presented first with relatively straightforward accompaniment and then with a descant in the upper woodwinds. A contrasting section features a lilting eighth-note motive that moves throughout the ensemble, leading to the climactic return of the main theme. A brief coda reprises both of the primary melodic ideas in alternating trumpet solos and brings the piece to a close.

- Program Note from publisher

This work is written in memory of James Hubert Grimes (1920-2005), Travis Cross's maternal grandfather, though conductors are welcome to program the work to honor whomever they choose. Tribute joins Cross's Elegy, written for Cross' maternal grandmother, and Memento, written for his paternal grandmother.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • Kansas: III
  • Texas: III. Complete


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Cross, T. (2007). Tribute [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: New York.
  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Travis J. Cross." Accessed 24 April 2015
  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 302-303.
  • Travis Cross, personal correspondence, April 2018