(SCSBOA Festival List)

The River

Wind Ensemble  •  Grade 3  •  Aggressively q=132  •  ca. 5:00

Stephen Hill

The River

Wind Ensemble (Grade 3)

DSCF0656.jpg

SARAHTIM Music Publishing

The River was composed in the summer of 2018 as a gift to my nephew, Tim Avery. A talented Band Director and musician. Tim is a Texas native and graduate of Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Ark.

California High School, Doug Nordquist

  • SoundCloud

Full Score Video

Condensed Score Video

When Ordering

Please use the Add a Note link in the Checkout Cart to type in the name of the Performing Ensemble and Director or individual purchasing this work. This information will be printed on the score and parts licensing the work for sole use by the purchaser. PDFs should be ready within 1-3 days.

Screen Shot 2021-11-30 at 3.07.36 PM.png

Master Set of Printed Parts (Scores are separate) - $65.00 

Master Set of PDF Parts (Scores print only) - $65.00 (no sales tax)

Printed Score (8.5x11) -  $25.00 

Program Notes

About the Dedication…

The River was composed in the summer of 2018 as a gift to my nephew, Tim Avery. A talented Band Director and musician. Tim is a Texas native and graduate of Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Ark. Tim is currently in the early years of his Band Directing Career. I wish him all the best as he navigates the twists and turns of the River of teaching with the successes and challenges that will come along his way. May God richly bless his steps as he pours his life into his students.

 

About the Work…

Fly fishing is a great joy for me. I find it relaxing standing or wading in a river or stream casting about in the current with my fly rod. 

 

Like a river, life has many twists and turns. If you never venture out into the current, you will never know the value of learning to deal with success and failure. I don’t always catch fish, but the patient wading through both swift and gently flowing water allows for moments of thoughtful reflection on life and its challenges.  

 

The music is reflective of the powerful and calm, swift and gentle, deep and shallow, twists and turns of a River. The musical material comes from only five pitches, Bb, C, D, Eb, F, and hopefully affords every section of the band a musical challenge.

 

Composed - Summer 2018

Publisher - SARAHTIM Music Publishing (Stephen Hill)

Instrumentation

Piccolo

Flute 1-2

Oboe

Bb Clarinet 1-2

Bb Bass Clarinet

Bassoon

Eb Alto Saxophone 1-2

Bb Tenor Saxophone

Eb Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1-2

Horn in F 1-2

Trombone 1-2

Euphonium

Tuba

String Bass

Timpani

Percussion - Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Tambourine, Triangle, Sleigh Bells, Wind Chimes, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Marimba