Composer
MEEBOER
Title
Shimmer
Instrumentation
interchangeable 5-part woodwind ensemble, optional percussion
Publisher
Eighth Note Publications
Grade
2-
Product Code
31E19WWE1186
Ryan Meeboer parts and score Duration 2:40 Part 1. flute (or oboe or clarinet) Part 2 flute (or oboe or clarinet) Part 3. clarinet (or alto sax) Part 4.clarinet (or alto sax or tenor sax or F horn) Part 5. bass clarinet (or bassoon or baritone sax) optional percussion. triangle, suspended cymbal, bass drum

A Canadian composer, this piece is a calm, reflective one that is reflected by the meaning of the word itself:  to shine with a subdued flickering light, as in a reflection on water.  The main melody is simple and repeated several times throughout, each time mixed with various harmonies, contrapuntal techniques, rhythmical figures or counter melodies, to keep the music interesting for performers and listeners. Part 1 can be played by flute, oboe or clarinet; Part 2--flute, oboe or clarinet; Part 3--clarinet or alto saxophone, Part 4--clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, F horn and Part 5--bass clarinet, bassoon or baritone saxophone.  There is also an optional percussion part.

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