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Gazing Earthward

​Duration: approximately 8'00"


1 Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 3 Bb Clarinets, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Contrabass Clarinet (opt.), 2 Alto Saxes., 1 Tenor Sax., 1 Baritone Sax., 3 Trumpets, 4 Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, 1 Euphonium, 1 Tuba, 1 String Bass (opt.), 1 Timpani, 4 Percussion

Program Notes:

"Man must rise above the Earth–

to the top of the atmosphere–

for only thus will he fully understand

the world in which he lives."

– Attributed to Socrates


Program notes forthcoming.

Perusal Score 

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This work was commissioned by a consortium organized by Corey Seapy and includes:

University of Central Missouri Bands (Corey Seapy, conductor)

Arkansas State University Bands (Steven Riley, conductor)

Purdue University Bands (David M. Blon, conductor)

State University of New York at New Paltz Bands (Adam Fontana, conductor)

Southeast Missouri State University Bands (Jim Daughters, conductor)

University of Illinois Bands





University of Central Missouri Wind Ensemble (Corey Seapy, conductor) - 25 October 2023; Warrensburg, MO



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