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Where the Eagles Soar and the Bison Roam

Band / Grade 3 / ca. 5:30 / (2022) I. Pastorale q=70 II. Flourishes q=130

00:00 / 05:27

$90.00 (Scores are print only. Parts are available by print or pdf.)

Indian Creek, West Yellowstone   (Photo: Stephen Hill)

Indian Creek Campground,
West Yellowstone 

Program Notes


Where the Eagles Soar and the Bison Roam was commissioned by the Omaha Conservatory of Music for their 2022 SoundWaves Summer Music Camp. The work, in two sections, is a reflection of the composer's time spent camping and fishing in Yellowstone National Park.


I. Pastorale

Through a colorful use of orchestration and harmonic material, the Pastorale is a quiet reflection intending to depict an eagle in flight with its view of the mountains and prairie below it.


II. Flourishes

The second section, Flourishes, is intended to depict the majesty and power of a herd of Bison as they roam and thunder through the prairie. The music is an intentional acknowledgment of the musical influence of the composer, Clifton Williams. 




Flute 1-2


Bb Clarinet 1-2

Bb Bass Clarinet


Eb Alto Saxophone 1-2

Bb Tenor Saxophone

Eb Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1-2

Horn in F 1-2

Trombone 1-2



String Bass


Percussion - (S.D., B.D., Tambourine, Wind Chimes, Cymbals, Shaker)

Mallets - (Chimes, Vibraphone, Marimba, Glockenspiel, Xylophone)



Individual Part Practice Files
Timestamp (2 Bar count off - (Rehearsal A -:15, B-:31, C-:46, D-1:01, E-1:16, F-1:26, G-1:49, H-2:06, I-2:16, J-2:31, K-2:44,L-3:01, M-3:16,
N-3:29, O-3:43, P-3:58, Q-4:13)

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