Dream Sequence

From Wind Repertory Project
Ernst Krenek

Ernst Krenek

The work bears the designation Opus 224.

General Info

Year: 1977
Duration: c. 17:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Universal Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €159.95   |   Score Only (print) - €80.95


1. Nightmare - 4:03
2. Pleasant Dreams - 5:02
3. Puzzle - 5:17
4. Dream about Flying - 3:13


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos (4)
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the College Band Directors National Association, David Whitwell, President and H. Robert Reynolds, Project Chairman. The premier took place in Baltimore on November 3, 1977, by the Baylor University Wind Ensemble, Richard Floyd, conductor.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Krenek, E. (1977). Dream Sequence, Opus 224 [score]. Universal Edition: [New York].
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. GIA Publications, 2002, pp. 772-780.
  • Reynolds, H. Robert. "The CBDNA commissions Ernst Krenek." The Instrumentalist vol. 32, January 1978, 48-49.
  • Universal Edition [publisher Web site]
  • Wakefield, William Keith. "Ernst Krenek's Dream Sequence, Opus 224, for Concert Band: An Analysis and Discussion of Performance Problems." 1990. University of Texas at Austin, DMA dissertation.