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Pastorale (Nelson)

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Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson

Subtitle: Autumn Rune

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig-Masters
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef) I-II
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the Musashino Academia Musicae, Japan, and premiered at the 2006 Midwest Clinic, this Ron Nelson composition is another major work for wind ensemble. Pastorale: Autumn Rune was inspired by the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala. In the words of the composer, this "is a quiet piece, intended to evoke night, mystery, and magic."

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • Florida: V
  • North Carolina: VI


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Symphonic Band (Rodney Dorsey, conductor) – 23 October 2018
  • University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Wind Ensemble (Carolyn Barber, conductor) – 8 March 2017
  • California State University, Stanislaus, Wind Ensemble (Stuart Sims, conductor) – 17 March 2016

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Nelson, R. (2006). Pastorale : Autumn Rune : for Symphonic Band [score]. Ludwig Music: Grafton, Ohio.