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Kaleidoscopic Dances

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Josh Trentadue

Josh Trentadue

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: M.O.T.I.F.
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $75.00 | Score Only (digital) - $45.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Drum Set
  • Egg Shaker
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

As I was flying back home from a trip one bright afternoon, I was enamored by a particular phenomenon that made an appearance in the skyline for only a few minutes. As the plane was high above the clouds, the sunlight glared at such an angle and the passenger window reflected the sunlight at such a point that a perfect circle with all of the colors of the rainbow was formed in the clouds. This particular type of cloud iridescence was fascinating to witness, and it led me to imagine a fiery celebration of colors and sounds contained within this phenomenon.

Kaleidoscopic Dances is a light and joyous work in this regard, a fun and youthful celebration of life complemented with a constant sensation of motion. A kaleidoscope of shimmering melodic figures are infused with grooves inspired by heavy metal and progressive rock, creating a sound world both modern in nature and celebratory of some of this planet's most beautiful natural wonders.

- Program Note by composer

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.



To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • International Music Camp (Dunseith, N.D.) Youth Band, Session 3 (Armand Hall, conductor) - 9 July 2022
  • State University of New York Geneseo Wind Ensemble (George Perdomo, conductor) - 4 March 2022
  • St. David USD #21 Symphonic Band (St. David, Arizona) (Jason Taurins, conductor) - 4 May 2021 *Premiere Performance

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