From Wind Repertory Project
Todd Stalter

Todd Stalter

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


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
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Hi-Hat/Slap Stick
  • Jam Block
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Crash or China Cymbal
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The world of machines is all around us: they influence every aspect of our lives. This creative piece allows us to musically enter that mechanized universe. Whether it's the precision workings of the gears and movements of a wind-up watch, or the industrial workings of a monstrous, steam-driven machine, it will transport you into that fascinating world.

-Program Note from publisher

This creative piece allows the listener to musically envision the many different aspects of something that is mechanized, whether it be the precision workings of the tiny and intricate gears and movements of a wind-up watch or clock, or the inner workings of a monstrous, steam-driven machine. The quick passing of staccato rhythmic motives through the band and alternating thin and thick textures illustrate the mechanized precision and different sizes and power of these various machines. Eventually, at the height of its efficiency, our imaginary machine gets a wrench thrown into its works, and it clangs and sputters to a stop after a failed attempt at restarting it.

-Program Note by the Vista Ridge High School Wind Ensemble


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.3 (2015): 97. Print