Lexicon of the Gods

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Rossano Galante

Rossano Galante

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Subtitle: Suite for Band

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 10:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: HAFABRA
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $110.00; (digital) - $110.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


1. Perseus: Slayer of Medusa – 3:35
2. Penthos: the Spirit of Grief – 3:30
3. Zeus: God of Sky and Thunder – 2:45


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II (II optional)
Bassoon I-II (II optional)
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass (optional)
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Low Tom
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This programmatic work depicts three great Mythological Gods: Perseus, the Greek hero and legendary founder of Mycenae, Penthos, the spirit of grief and lamentation, and lastly, Zeus, who ruled as King of the Gods on Mount Olympus.

The first movement, Perseus: Slayer of Medusa, is a rousing, dramatic piece with a heroic trumpet theme. The piece develops into a flowing, melodic section that is accompanied by a rhythmic pulse in the lower reeds and brass. The main theme returns with a grand, stately tempo incorporating the full ensemble.

The second movement, Penthos: the Spirit of Grief, is a lyrical, plaintiff meditation on humans dissolving into a contemplative mood. The final movement, Zeus: God of Sky and Thunder, represents the strength and power of the Dyaus Pita or Sky Father. The coda utilizes chordal brass to bring this epic work to its stirring conclusion.

- Program Note from Ohio Wesleyan University Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert program, 4 November 2018


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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