Final Covenant, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Fisher Tull

Fisher Tull

General Info

Year: 1979
Duration:c. 7:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
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
B-flat Contrabass 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
String Bass
Celeta (or Electric Piano)

  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

As the title implies, the work expresses the deep religious emotions of the promises made by God to mankind. Two thematic elements are employed: the first, a dramatic proclamation, is introduced by horns and subsequently taken by trumpets and woodwinds; the second plaintive theme, in the manner of a supplication, is presented by oboes followed by flutes and clarinets. The first theme returns, leading to a climactic section by the full ensemble. A development section focuses on fragments from the principal theme culminating in a brief brass fanfare based on the earlier accompanying motives. The recapitulation of the principal theme brings the work to a quiet and peaceful close.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • Georgia: V
  • Iowa: V
  • Kansas: V
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Minnesota: I
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: V


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Iowa State University (Ames) Wind Ensemble Gold Band (Michael Golemo, conductor) - 24 March 2021
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Ensemble (Joseph Parisi, conductor) – 5 March 2018
  • West Virginia University (Morgantown) Wind Symphony (Scott C. Tobias, conductor) – 13 November 2017
  • State University of New York (Potsdam) Crane Concert Band (James Madeja, conductor) – 18 November 2015
  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Wind Ensemble (William J. Hochkeppel, conductor – 23 October 2009

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 704-710.
  • Tull, F. (1979). The Final Covenant [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: United States.