Tidewater

program note

Not many things in life are as exciting as a good ol’ pirate adventure movie. Tidewater is just that, but instead of a movie, it’s a piece of music written for band. This work takes audience members on an exciting journey through a pirate adventure, maybe to find some gold or pillage a town! Tidewater is an excellent work for a mid-level band, pushing their limits in range, technique, and tempo. The excitement builds in range, dynamics, and density all towards the end, and a dramatic conclusion.

My thanks to Colin Johnson for the title.

-Caleb Hammer February 20, 2017

instrumentation

Flute 1-2

Oboe

Bassoon

Clarinet in Bb 1-2

Bass Clarinet in Bb

Alto Saxophone 1-2

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Trumpet in Bb 1

Trumpet in Bb2

Horn in F

Trombone 1-2

Euphonium

Tuba

Tamborine

Bass Drum

Suspended Cymbal-Tom Toms

Cymbals/Snare

Marimba

Instruments may be doubled/tripled etc as seen fit

tidewater premeire 

tidewater video score- youtube