Falls, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Rossano Galante

Rossano Galante

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 5:05
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone (with motor)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Highlighting the falls as it cascades over rocky terrain, sparkling wind and brass fanfares depict the water as it rushes forward before exploding over the edge. Melodic lines transport the audience into the mysterious and rapturous wilderness as this remarkable piece evokes one of nature’s most glorious creations.

Originally part of a two-movement work titled Land Sketches, the composer elected to publish only the second movement. Replete with Galante’s signature heroic, soaring French horn lines, the piece has been named to the American Band College — BandWorld -WIBC top 100 new works for 2018.

- Program Note from The Woodlands Concert Band concert program, 20 December 2018

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Erie County Wind Ensemble, Buffalo, New York, John Maguda, Director.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Miami (Ohio) University Symphony Band (Brooke H. Johnson, conductor) - 28 February 2023
  • University of Delaware (Newark) Symphonic Band (Tim Mason, conductor) – 1 December 2022
  • Rancho Cordova (Calif.) River City Concert Band (Tom Seaton, conductor) - 6 June 2022
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Concert Band (Kevin Welborn, conductor) – 25 February 2020
  • Coastal Communities Concert Band (San Diego, Calif.) (Tom Cole, conductor) – 23 February 2020
  • Foothill Symphonic Winds (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Roy Stehle, conductor) – 8 December 2019
  • Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble (Oakfield, N.Y.) (Philip Briatico, conductor) – 24 November 2019
  • Sharon (Mass.) Community Band (Steve Bell, conductor) – 23 November 2019
  • Hopatcong (N.J.) Wind Ensemble (Kurt Zimmerman, conductor) – 16 May 2019
  • Newtown (Conn.) High School Wind Ensemble (Kurt Eckardt, conductor) – 24 May 2019 (Carnegie Hall, New York)
  • Heart of Texas (San Antonio) Concert Band (R. Mark Rogers, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • Whitewater High School (Fayetteville, Ga.) Wind Ensemble (Madison Argo, conductor) – 2 May 2019
  • Golden Valley High School (Santa Clarita, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Michael Vasquez, conductor) – 15 March 2019 (2019 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) – 10 March 2019
  • Cobb Wind Symphony (Marietta, Ga.) (Alfred L. Watkins, conductor) – 10 March 2019
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Concert Band (Gary Smith, conductor) – 23 February 2019
  • Hanover Wind Symphony (Montville, N.J.) (Matthew Paterno, conductor) – 10 February 2019
  • The Woodlands (Tex.) Concert Band (Paul J. Worosello, conductor) – 20 December 2018 (2018 Midwest Clinic)
  • AUSA Military Concert Band (Clovis, Calif.) (Monte Gmur, conductor) – 16 September 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 73/6 (March 2019), p. 51.
  • Perusal score