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When Angels Weep

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David Shaffer

David Shaffer

General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 5:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $68.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
Piccolo (Opt.)
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Congas
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

An impressive and challenging work of high emotion and pathos, Shaffer’s composition will leave audiences with a sense of joy and hope.

When Angels Weep was commissioned by and is dedicated to the Ohio Chapter of Phi Beta Mu.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

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Audio Links

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David Shaffer

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  • Shaffer, D. (1997). When Angels Weep [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.