From Wind Repertory Project
Chris M. Bernotas

Chris M Bernotas

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: II 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $52.00; (digital) - $52.00   |   Score Only (print) - $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
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Concert Tom
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Mark Tree
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

An atmosphere of mystery is established from the very first with the dark sound of the timpani and an ominous flute melody. Following this, an intense drone and strong thematic material develops, building the work into an exceptionally powerful piece.

The dark sound of the timpani and the ominous flute melody create the mysterious atmosphere for this powerful piece. The intense drone and strong thematic material eventually give way to the excitement of a rhythmic groove which takes us on an adventure. We revisit the mystery of Ritual through a lyrical section that contains ample solo opportunities to feature your students. After a restatement of the original theme, we escape and run to the end.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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