Reign of Fire

From Wind Repertory Project
Erik Morales

Erik Morales

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 6:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute 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, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The title is a reference to an asteroid impact that struck the earth on the Yucatan Peninsula 66 million years ago, leaving the Chicxulub Crater, which measures 110 miles in diameter and 12 miles deep. Scientists consider this impact to be the cause of a climate disruption and the mass extinction of all plant and animal life, including the dinosaurs. Somewhat programmatic, the work unfolds in three distinct and contrasting sections. The introductory Time of the Ancients represents a time before the impact. The much quicker Reign of Fire depicts the cataclysmic moment of impact, while the closing New World represents the stillness and darkness that led to the ultimate rebirth of the planet.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Heritage Woods Secondary Senior Concert Band (Port Moody, B.C.) (Katherine Fester, conductor) – 21 November 2018

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