Backwater Catfish

Wind ensemble, 2004

Duration: 3 minutes

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2 Flutes
2 Oboes
2 Bassoons
Clarinet in Eb
3 Clarinets in Bb
Bass Clarinet
Contrabass Clarinet
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets in Bb
4 Horns in F
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
6 Percussion
    1. Drum Set
    2. Xylophone
    3. Marimba
    4. 3 Suspended Cymbals
    5. Temple Blocks, Maracas, Tam-tam
    6. Glockenspiel, Triangle, Vibraslap
Double Bass

Program note:
Backwater Catfish is a southeastern prelude with some local flavor, written for The University of Florida Wind Symphony, David Waybright, conductor. The treatment is more like an expanded big band than a symphonic wind section, with brief solo figures tossed around the ensemble over a bed of percussion and low brass.

Recorded by The University of Florida Wind Symphony, David Waybright conductor on “Raise the Roof”, Mark Records, 7630-MCD (2008)