From Wind Repertory Project
Edgard Varèse

Edgard Varèse

General Info

Year: 1934 / 1961
Duration: c. 11:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Colfranc Music Publishing
Cost: Parts Only - Unknown   |   Score Only (print) - $29.95


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Ondes Martenot I-II
Timpani I-II
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bass Drums (3)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drums (2)
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Tam-tams (3: large, medium and high)
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks (2)
  • Tenor Drums (2)

Bass Choir


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The text of Ecuatorial is taken from the sacred book of the Maya Quiché, the Popul Vuh, and is part of the invocation of the tribe lost in the mountains, having left the "City of Abundance." The title is merely suggestive of the regions where pre-Colombian art flourished. I conceived the music as having something of the same elemental rude intensity of those strange, primitive works.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Varèse, E. (1961). Ecuatorial [score]. Colfranc: New York.