Into the Blue (Stölzel)

From Wind Repertory Project
Ingrid Stölzel

Ingrid Stölzel

General Info

Year: 2003 / 2018
Duration: c. 9:00
Original Medium: Orchestra
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ingrid Stölzel
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - Rental ($100.00)


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The phrase “into the blue” invokes thoughts of a journey into the unknown, an openness toward new possibilities, all accompanied by a playful, adventurous spirit and a big dose of spontaneity. I imagine a journey from one place to another without a direct route pre-mapped between start and finish.

These descriptions of “into the blue” hold true for the composition as well. The piece is propelled by the events set in motion in the beginning and ideas are bounced playfully through the orchestra. The unexpected is embraced, spontaneous detours are celebrated and we journey together with the music into the distance, allowing events to unfold naturally and fully.

Into the Blue for orchestra was commissioned and premiered by the Youth Symphony of Kansas City in 2003. This concert band version was commissioned for the 2018 Lesbian and Gay Band Association National Conference and was premiered in May 2018.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • MusicFest Canada: B500


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