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Whirlwind (Blackshaw)

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Jodie Blackshaw

Jodie Blackshaw

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Keyboard (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Drone (any instrument)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Whirly


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Whirlwind utilizes soundscapes, solo for any instrument and a variety of percussive techniques. Written in triple meter, no instrument plays more than four notes.

- Program Note by composer


  • Frank Ticheli Composition Contest winner, 2006

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • Georgia: II
  • Louisiana: I
  • North Carolina: II
  • Texas: I. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Missouri (Columbia) University Band (Amy M. Knopps, conductor) – 27 February 2020
  • University of Louisville Community Band, (Jason Cumberledge, conductor) - 20 February 2018
  • Prairie Star Middle School (Leawood, Kan.) Band – 6 December 2017

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Blackshaw, J. (2006). Whirlwind: For Concert Band [score]. Manhattan Beach Music: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Jodie Blackshaw website