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Electric Vortex

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Jennifer Bellor

Jennifer Bellor

Subtitle: Wind Ensemble and Jazz Combo

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 6:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Jennifer Bellor
Cost: Score and Parts(digital) - $150.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon 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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Conga
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (large & medium)
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

Jazz Combo, including:

  • Tenor Saxophone (or Alto)
  • Guitar (preferably electric)
  • Bass (preferably electric)
  • Drums


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Electric Vortex (2013) was written for consortium of 10 ensembles. I enjoy writing music for both jazz and classical musicians, and many of my compositions over the last three years have showcased these musicians performing together. When conductor Jared Chase approached me summer 2012 about writing a piece for both the Eastman Wind Orchestra and the Nazareth Wind Symphony to perform, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to write a piece for wind ensemble featuring the local jazz band Bending and Breaking, led by drummer Aaron Staebell. I envisioned writing a wind ensemble piece featuring Aaron’s band ever since he premiered my composition Uprising (2012) with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. Inspired by powerful images I found online of an electric vortex, I envisioned the improvisation group to be the ‘eye’ in this powerful whirlwind.

- Program Note by composer

For the Nazareth Wind Symphony, Jared Chase, conductor

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Missouri (Columbia) Wind Ensemble (Brian Silvey, conductor) – 7 October 2019

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