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Portrait in Jade

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Ryan George

Ryan George

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 8:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Fornine Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $155.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals (medium)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Floor Tom
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Portrait in Jade is an exuberant eight-minute work written for the Wan Quan School in Beijing, China. The simple, lyrical melody of the school's song is fragmented and reset into a series of short, connected variations that ultimately come together in a majestic conclusion.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Peter J. Hamlin, conductor) - 4 December 2021
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Concert Band (Joel Pagán, conductor) - 9 May 2021
  • Austin (Tx.) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor) – 31 March 2019
  • West Chester University (Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Armon Raygani, conductor) – 31 March 2019
  • Cleveland (Ohio) Youth Wind Symphony (Ryan Scherber, conductor) – 4 March 2019
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Symphony Band (Michael E. Hancock, conductor) – 1 October 2018
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Wind Symphony (John Cody Birdwell, conductor) - 16 September 2018
  • Arkansas Tech University Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Daniel A. Belongia, conductor) - 29 April 2018
  • Texas All-State Concert Band (Gary Green, conductor) - 17 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • All-Northwest Concert Band - 17 February 2019 (2019 NAfME-All Northwest Conference, Portland)

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  • Café 512 (Flex instrumentation) (2010/2020)
  • Jinx (Flex instrumentation) (2017/2020)

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