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Bat out of Hell

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Paul Richards

Paul Richards

Subtitle: For Alto Saxophone and Concert Band

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 11:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Jeanné, Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $275.00   |   Score Only (print) - $37.25;


Full Score
Solo Alto Saxophone
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bongos
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals (2: large and small)
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-toms
  • Triangle
  • Vibraslap


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In the still of the night, a tiny bat emerges from a long forgotten cave. With infernal energy and insatiable hunger, the creature darts about as if dodging the fires of hell, furiously fast and untraceable, wreaking havoc and destruction until dawn.

Bat out of Hell was composed for Jonathan Helton and the Mahidol Wind Symphony, Christopher Hughes, conductor, for the 2009 World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok, Thailand.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Paul Richards website Accessed 21 February 2016
  • Richards, P.; Helton, Jonathan (2013). Bat Out of Hell: For Alto Saxophone and Concert Band [score]. Jeanne: Ham Lake, Minn.