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Dream Sequence

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Ernest Krenek

Ernst Krenek

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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
Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone I-II
Baritone Saxophone I-II-III
Bass Saxophone I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Cornet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
String Bass
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail desired)


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.

Commercial Discography


Audio excerpt; conductor unknown

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. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 772-780.
  • Universal Edition [publisher Web site]
  • Wakefield, William Keith. (1990) Ernst Krenek's Dream Sequence, Opus 224, for Concert Band: An Analysis and Discussion of Performance Problems. Austin: University of Texas. 172 leaves.