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Pastorale


Full Orchestra
String Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Vocal
Chamber
Solo Instrumental

Pastorale is inspired by the prevalence of wide open farmland that can be found sprawling across the American Midwest. Driving across seemingly endless swaths of cornfields and dairy farms puts one in a contemplative mood, and the vastness of the landscape is certainly beautiful. This tranquil expanse is reflected with open harmonies and a yearning melody that always ends inconclusively. Every time this melody returns, it is mirrored by multiple parts of the ensemble in different configurations, first in two parts and at the climax in three parts simultaneously.

Pastorale was chosen as the runner up in the 2021 Women Band Directors International Composition Competition.

Duration: ca 4'
Grade: 3

Pastorale is available for purchase using the PayPal buttons at the bottom of this page.

    Full Wind Ensemble Instrumentation:
  • Coming soon!


  • Flexible Wind Ensemble Instrumentation:
  • 1: Flute/Oboe/Clarinet/Trumpet
  • 2: Flute/Oboe/Clarinet/Trumpet/Alto Saxophone
  • 3: Clarinet/Trumpet/Alto Saxophone/French Horn
  • 4: Tenor Saxophone/French Horn/Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon
  • 5: Bass Clarinet/Baritone Saxophone/Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon/Double Bass/Tuba
  • Piano (optional)
  • Timpani + 3 Percussion: Vibraphone/Marimba, Glockenspiel, Suspended Cymbal




Listen to a midi mockup of the flexible band version:




Pastorale is currently published by Roger Zare Music. You may purchase pdfs of the full or flex versions directly from Roger Zare Music using the PayPal buttons below. If you need a quote for a purchase order, please contact me.

Pastorale for wind ensemble
Date of performance


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