Chorales (on Brecht)

From Wind Repertory Project
Peter Meechan

Peter Meechan

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Meechan Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00; (digital) - $25.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


  • Trumpet I, m. 76: written note should be C5 (confirmed with composer)

Program Notes

Inspired by the short Brecht epigraph at the start of his 1939 Svendborg Poems (“In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing About the dark times.”), Chorales (on Brecht) was written around the time that a concert in my home city of Manchester, UK, was bombed, killing 22 concert goers. The reaction saw the people of Manchester taking to the streets, singing together, listening to poetry – art and love drowned out the darkness.

This piece features several small chorales, some reflecting on the dark times we are currently living through, and some painting the optimistic picture of the future that my city showed in the aftermath.

Commissioned by Sam Taylor and the Sheldon-Williams Jr. and Sr. Concert Band, Regina.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Nebraska Kearney Wind Ensemble (Duane Bierman, conductor)– 12 April 2018

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