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Whirr, Whirr, Whirr!!!

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Ralph Hultgren

Ralph Hultgren

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: IV
  • Mississippi: IV-A


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Hultgren, R. (2001). Whirr, Whirr, Whirr!!! [score]. Neil A. Kjos Music: San Diego, Calif.