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Green Passacaglia

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Timothy Broege

Timothy Broege

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General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Using the centuries-old form of passacaglia (slow dance with a ground bas of four measures), Broege here creates a delightful, inherently musical setting for young band as only he could create. Green Passacaglia is "green" because the music grows organically from a simple four-measure melody for the alto saxophone to a rich texture for the entire ensemble.

- Program Note from publisher

Green Passacaglia, written in 2005, came to Broege while he was taking a walk one afternoon thinking about writing a work for younger level bands. He believes that a younger-level work should be locked into a predetermined form to allow the conductor to use the form as a launching pad for a teaching moment – in this particular case o this work, the ground bass of the passacaglia.

As with all passacaglias, this work is a set of variations on the main theme.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Broege, T. (2005). Green Passacaglia [score]. Grand Mesa: Grand Junction, Colo.
  • Perusal score
  • Ratliff, David. "Green Passacaglia." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 195-200. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
  • Timothy Broege website Accessed 21 September 2017