On the Banks of the River Shannon (2004) SZM037

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For Concert Band

Difficulty Level: Medium-Difficult

Duration: 5:52



  • Flute I & II
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet in Bb I, II & III
  • Bass Clarinet in Bb
  • Alto Saxophone I & II
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Bassoon
  • Trumpet in Bb I, II & III
  • French Horn in F
  • Trombone I, II & III
  • Euphonium (BC)
  • Euphonium (TC)
  • Tuba
  • Timpani
  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Triangle
  • Tambourine
  • Woodblocks
  • Chimes
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone
  • Orchestra Bells

This piece was commissioned by Rory Davis and the Cinco Ranch Jr. High Honors Band in commemoration of their performance at the 2004 Mid West International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. The piece is a musical ride down the Irish river that passed through the city of Limerick. One section celebrates the town’s rich history and modern present day, the other explores the walls of an old English castle long forgotten.

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