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Brant Karrick

Brant Karrick

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $76.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Tom (4)
  • Train Whistle
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This single-movement tone poem pays tribute to the 1952 tornadoes that devastated Judsonia and Kensett, Arkansas, killing fifty people. Commissioned in 2015 by the nearby Riverview High School Band in Searcy, Arkansas, composer Karrick takes the familiar hymn What Wondrous Love Is This as the basis for his tuneful set of variations and places the melody in strategic portions of this work for an effectual presentation. Considering that one of the few standing buildings after the tornado in Judsonia was the Methodist church, the melodic quotes from the hymn are even more poignant. This composition provides the musical background to the message that “life and nature are fragile” and that “our time together on earth should be celebrated and revered.” The composition concludes with the solemn presentation of the timeless hymn with a majestic ending.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist. August 2017, 42. Print.