Whirr, Whirr, Whirr!!!
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
- Suspended Cymbal
None discovered thus far.
Can you feel that sensation as you mentally juggle the demands of emotion, profession and family, and each concern barks at you for attention and demands its need be satisfied and you can sense the priority in them all but you know and feel your lack of time and your diminishing grace and patience to deal with them all?!
Can you feel that sensation in your heart and mind when you are led to something that might be on the edge of what you feel comfortable with but you still want to go there and you know that going there will jeopardize your everyday situation but you still want to go there?!!
Can you feel the sensation that wells up in you as you desperately search for the right answer in a situation that has no turning back, no sense of ambiguity can prevail, and no hope of satisfying all the competing emotional interests seems possible?
Your mind spins, duck and dives, leaps and plunges and seems to Whirr, Whirr, Whirr!!
- Program Note by composer
Commissioned by the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, Dr. Matthew George, Director of Bands.
- Program Note from score
- Audio CD: University of St. Thomas Wind Ensemble - 2010
- Louisiana: IV
- Mississippi: IV-A
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Iowa State University (Ames) Wind Ensemble (Michael Golemo, conductor) – 2 March 2018
- University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Symphonic Band (Justin Swaim, conductor) – 23 February 2016
- Lakota West High School (West Chester, Ohio) Symphonic Winds (Greg Snyder, conductor) – 26 October 2009
Works for Winds by this Composer
- And Enoch Walked With God
- Arachnophobia (2014)
- An Australian Rhapsody (1987)
- Bushdance (1991)
- Beyond The Frontier
- Celebration of Life (1995)
- Concert Prelude (1995/2001)
- Concertino for Wind Orchestra (2011/2018)
- Grand March - The Australian Land
- Immortal! Invisible!
- Jessie's Well (2010)
- Many Paths (Millen Kulgun)
- Moto Perpetuo
- Of Stories Told
- Pacific Preamble (1988)
- Pageant (Hultgren)
- That I May Love (2017)
- Whirr, Whirr, Whirr!!! (2001)
- White Noise (2009)
- Hultgren, R. (2001). Whirr, Whirr, Whirr!!! [score]. Neil A. Kjos Music: San Diego, Calif.