Scenes Revisited

From Wind Repertory Project
Verne Reynolds

Verne Reynolds

General Info

Year: 1977
Duration: c. 20:00
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $135.00   |  Score Only - $14.95


Full Score
Flute I-II-III-IV(III-IV doubling piccolo)
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
Horn in F I-II-III-IV-V-VI
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Claves
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (or Tam-tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tenor Drum
  • Timbales
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Scenes Revisited was commissioned by and dedicated to the University of Michigan Wind Ensemble and its conductor, H. Robert Reynolds, in 1977. The work is the second of a series which began with Scenes, and concludes with Last Scenes, a concerto for horn and wind ensemble. Scenes Revisited is itself a concerto for the entire ensemble, as almost every section is called upon to display virtuosic technique, stamina, or sheer dynamic power, as in the opening gesture of the work, an effect described by the composer as an "impenetrable, opaque wall of tragedy that one can neither hear nor see through." The piece also reflects Professor Reynolds' interest in and affinity for what might be best described as "atonal jazz", a style influenced by Dizzy Gillespie. Particularly noteworthy is the extended section for timbales and bassoon duet in which the performers must "swing". Other devices typical of Reynolds' writing, and reminiscent of Scenes, are the long section of very slow, "scorched earth" music, rapid woodwind figuration, and the sequential presentation of a tone row - here by the trumpet section - over an increasingly dense aleatoric background. The work is a single broad arch without a break, encompassing almost twenty minutes.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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