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Daniel Montoya Jr

Daniel Montoya Jr

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 6:01
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Montoya Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $105.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba (4.3)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Tom Drums (medium and large)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Woodblock

Program Notes

As children, we grew up with stories of kings & queens, wizards, dragons, unicorns and Gods & Goddesses. Everyone remembers different characters and adventures, and we each hold a different story dear to our hearts. Myth is written to recall these stories and images in the listener’s minds.

While there are no sections that directly reference specific myths, legends or fairy tales, one can imagine certain passages in the music acting as a soundtrack to our “bedtime stories.” The piece ends on a happy yet unresolved note, echoing the common fairy tale ending, “…and they lived happily ever after.”

Myth is Montoya’s second work for symphonic winds and is written for and dedicated to Bernard Rosenberg and the Tejeda Middle School Band.

Program Note by Daniel Montoya Jr.



To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Illinois (Champaign) University Band (Michelle Bell, conductor) - 19 April 2022
  • Mansfield Wind Symphony (John H. Julian, conductor) - 18 May 2008
  • Mansfield Timberview High School Symphonic Band (Marcus Bryant, conductor) - 10 May 2007
  • Frank M. Tejeda Middle School Wind Ensemble (Bernard Rosenberg, conductor) - October 2005

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