Sean O'Boyle

She Moved Through the Fair [from "The Celtic Suite"]

Instrumentationstrings and harp
DifficultyModerate, needs good first viola, and cello 1 goes to high B flat
CommentsVery beautiful and moving, and appropriate for any string orchestra concert.
SourcesRobert Wendel Music, NYC
Extrasmp3 audio file and rental info at:
HistoryThe Celtic Suite has been recorded for ABC Classics
ContributorRobert Wendel

Ballycroy [Baile Cruiach]

Instrumentation2+Picc, 2+E Hn., 2 Cl + B.Cl., 2 Bn+ CBn., 4-3-3-1 [+ 2 offstage Tpts], timp + 3 perc, harp & Strings.
Length6 mins
CommentsA tone poem based on the Celtic legend of Baile Cruiach, noblewoman, scoundrel and, eventually, pirate. Very accessible with a "film music" type of sound. Excellent for Celtic themes.
SourcesRobert Wendel Music, NYC
ExtrasFull instrumentation, rental info, and complete mp3 sound file
HistoryRecorded by the State Orchestra of Victoria for ABC Classics.
ContributorRobert Wendel Music, NYC


Instrumentation3 (3dpicc)/2+EH/2+Bck/2+Cbn - 4/3/3/1 - timp, 3 perc, harp and strings.
CommentsAccesible modern style, almost "film music" character at some points. Quite moving always. Good for subscription concerts with a "water" theme, or youth/ed and pops. Shorter version "RiverSymphony Fanfare" also available: 4:30 performance time.
SourcesScores, parts, and demo CD available from Robert Wendel Music, NYC,
Extrasmp3 of FULL performance on my web site.
Historylready performed several times in Australia, now seeking premieres elsewhere...worldwide. Who wants to be first?
ContributorRobert Wendel Music

The Tale Of Peter Rabbit

InstrumentationNarrator, Piccolo/2nd Flute, 1st Flute, 2 Oboes, 1 Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets in Bb, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Triangle, and strings. [ Can sound with 2/2/2/2 - 2/2/1/0 - tri, and strings]
Length8 minutes
CommentsA setting for narrator and orchestra of Beatrix Potter's classic story. Perfect for youth concerts, and a change from Peter & the Wolf.
SourcesScores and parts from Robert Wendel Music, NYC USA,
Extrasmp3 demo at
HistoryPerformed extensively in Australia, now available world wide.
ContributorContributor: Robert Wendel
OtherText is by Beatrix Potter

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