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Nicole Piunno

Nicole Piunno

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: V+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Nicole Piunno Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Available late 2020


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals, small, medium and large
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Catharsis by Nicole Piunno is the musical retelling of the composer dealing with a facial injury that nearly ended her musical career.

- Program Note from Washington and Lee University Wind Ensemble concert program, 7 April 2020

As with most of my music, this piece will display reality as it currently is and reality as it could be. I want the piece to give listeners the opportunity to experience a cleansing of emotion that leads to renewal. The piece will be more in the realm of absolute music and is intended to show that through music we have the power to use our imaginations for good rather than evil. It will be a piece where I do not hold back in terms of intensity, drama, beauty or joy.

- Program Note (pre-composition) by composer

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Christopher Dobbins, conductor) – 7 April 2020 *Premiere Performance* (scheduled, but concert canceled)

Works for Winds by this Composer

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