Into the Sunset for Orchestra

Five-minute concert work that features the woodwind section. An initial clarinet and bassoon duet foreshadows the passionate main theme in the upper strings, accompanied by castanets and habanera bass line. An oboe solo begins the more tender second theme, soon swelling into the full orchestra. The main theme repeats in a more dramatic statement, evoking a sweeping invitation to adventure beyond the horizon. The second theme follows again, and the solo clarinet quietly closes the piece much as it began. Also available for woodwinds.

Orchestra | Grade 3 | 5:00

Performance materials available on J.W. Pepper:

A sound file is also available for purchase on Bandcamp:

About the piece

Originally written in 2010 for the Hutchinson High School Woodwind Ensemble, Steve Pasche, conductor.

Request a free score for perusal.