Second Legend for Symphonic Winds and Percussion

From Wind Repertory Project
Barton McLean

Barton McLean

The work is also known as Legend No. 2.

General Info

Year: 1967
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
English Horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets / Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom, high and low
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In 1965 Barton McLean wrote his Legend No. 2 for Symphonic Winds and Percussion and left Crane shortly thereafter, leaving the work unperformed in a concert until now [2016]. One can sense a progression of style in this work towards a more idiomatic contemporary wind/percussion concept, and at the very end, which was later revised, a Hindemith influence.

This is the third work for symphonic winds and percussion, and represents a significant change from the previous two (Rondo for Band and Legend #1) in that it is more harmonically adventurous, and is more idiomatic for the band, having a more martial feel.

Legend No. 2 was also greatly influenced by Robert Washburn, whose Symphony for Band was performed by the Crane Wind Ensemble (SUNY Potsdam) about that same time (1964). McLean’s dedication reads, “Dedicated to Robert Washburn: mentor, teacher, colleague, and friend. “

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Crane Wind Ensemble (Brian K. Doyle, conductor) – 21 November 2016 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • McLean, B. [198-?] Second Legend: For Symphonic Winds and Percussion [score]. [MLC Publications]: [Petersbug, N.Y.]
  • Perusal score