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Yosemite Autumn

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Mark Camphouse

Mark Camphouse

General Info

Year: 1997 / 2004
Duration: c. 7:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A Kjos Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Contra-Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Yosemite Autumn is dedicated to the memory of my mother-in-law, Daphna Lodean Wilson (1930-2003), whose spirit will always seem "to glow with life." The majestic splendor of California's Yosemite National Park inspired this work. From the opening horn call to the final pianissimo chord in the woodwinds, Yosemite Autumn's sweeping melodies and profound harmonies portray the grandeur of the beauty of nature.

- Program Note by Mark Camphouse

Composers have attempted to depict various elements of nature in musical compositions throughout the course of music history dating from the Baroque era, include Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, and more recently in band compositions, including Dan Welcher's Three Places in the West.

The tone poem genre is likewise historically well established, particularly its use of motif, through Richard Strauss's Don Juan, Ein Heldenlaben, and Till Eulenspiegels lustige Striche.

- Program Note from Teaching Music through Performance in Band

Commercial Discography

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • North Carolina: VI


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Contra Costa Wind Symphony (Walnut Creek, Calif.) (Brad Hogarth, conductor) – 8 March 2020
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) University Band (Rebecca Cichy, conductor) – 24 April 2019
  • Northern Illinois University (DeKalb) Wind Ensemble (Joseph Manfredo, conductor) – 18 April 2019
  • Ohlone Community Band (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 13 March 2019
  • Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble (Oneonta, N.Y.) (Andy Pease, conductor) – 18 November 2018
  • Sanderson High School (Raleigh, N.C.) Wind Ensemble (Creighton Flowers, conductor) – 15 November 2018
  • Dalton/Whitfield Community Band (Tunnel Hill, Ga.) (George “Smitty” Barnett, conductor) – 12 November 2018
  • Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble (Oneonta, N.Y.) (Andrew Pease, conductor) – 14 October 2018
  • Concordia University (Chicago, Ill.) University Band (Richard Fischer, conductor) - 28 September 2018
  • River Valley Wind Ensemble (Kankakee County, Ill.) (David Conrad, Conductor) – 6 May 2018
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Concert Band (Daniel J. Farris, conductor) – 6 March 2018
  • Scarsdale (N.Y.) High School Wind Ensemble (Jason Noble, conductor) – 14 December 2017
  • California State University, Long Beach, Symphony Band (Jermie Arnold, conductor) – 30 November 2017
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell Wind Ensemble (Dan Lutz, conductor) – 16 November 2017
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Winds (Timothy Smith, conductor) – 15 October 2017
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Jeananne Nichols, conductor) - 27 July 2017
  • Orange County Wind Symphony (Anaheim, Calif.) (Anthony Mazzaferro, conductor) – 18 June 2017
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Symphony Band (Jason Rinehart, conductor) – 27 April 2017
  • Clovis (Calif.) East High School Wind Ensemble (Shannon Weber, conductor) - 15 April 2016 (2016 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • Ohlone Wind Orchestra (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 13 March 2016

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Mark Camphouse website
  • Meunier, Robert. "Yosemite Autumn." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 744-750. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.