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Ritual Dances

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Shawn E. Okpebholo

Shawn E Okpebholo

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General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 11:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $119.00   |   Score Only (print) - $24.00


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Program Notes

Explore ritualistic mystery with this contemporary expression for wind ensemble. The intense beginning starts with dramatic percussion and haunting brass and woodwinds. The piece ebbs and flows from forceful to tranquil and back before fading away.

- Program Note from publisher

This work was composed for the United States Army Field Band, Washington, D.C.


State Ratings

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*Indiana University (Bloomington) Symphonic  Band (Eric M. Smedley, conductor) – 29 March 2022
  • University of Indianapolis (Ind.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Jon Noworyta, conductor) - 27 March 2022
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Symphony Band (Phillip A. Ostrander, conductor) - 9 March 2019

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 437.
  • Okpebholo, S. (2004). Ritual Dances [score]. Curnow Music Press: Wilmore, Ky.
  • Shawn E. Okpebholo website Accessed 8 April 2017