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World Away, A

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Ryan Meeboer
David Marlatt

Ryan Meeboer and David Marlatt

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: I 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00


Full Score
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This tuneful selection is the middle movement from a larger work entitled Burlington Suite, and it honors the sister city relationship between two distant cities — Burlington, Canada, and Itabashi, Japan. Marked “Smoothly,” the work contains two contrasting themes. The first, composed by Mr. Meeboer, is a traditional European folksong-like melody. The second, composed by Mr. Marlatt, is a Japanese-inspired melody that uses the pentatonic scale. Both themes are introduced separately, but are played simultaneously near the end at a climactic moment. The work’s introduction and transitions were worked out by both composers in a collaborative effort.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist, December 2014, p. 41

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