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View from the Mountaintop

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Timothy Mahr

Timothy Mahr

General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A Kjos Music - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Eb Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Maracas
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-tom (low)
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Woodblock


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The View from the Mountaintop was commissioned by the Music Eductors National Conference to celebrate the adoption of world class National Standards in the Arts. The work was premiered at the MENC National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 8, 1994 by the Park Hill High School Symphonic Band (Kansas City, MO), John D. Bell, conductor.

The composer says, "In contemplating the idea behind the commission, I found a parallel between the act of climbing to greater heights during a journey in order to see into the distance (the future)...and the notion that our educational leaders had to struggle in order to devise a set of world class standards that would guide the future of arts education in our country. The View from the Mountaintop attempts to depict this effort in sound. The work travels from low to high pitch, from dark to light colors, and from slower to faster tempi. Majestic music announces the arrival at the top of the mountain and portrays the exhilaration that comes with a sense of accomplishment..."

This work was also supported by a Faculty Development Grant from the School of Fine Arts of the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Program Note from the Printed Score

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

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