Spirit of Cashel, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Jack Wilds

Jack Wilds

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00; (digital) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
English Horn (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Piano (optional)
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Concert Tom
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Irish Bones
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Rock of Cashel is a historic site in County Tipperary, Ireland. Towering over the surrounding landscape, the site is the subject of legends dating back to before the 5th century. It is also home to several exquisite example of medieval architecture and evocative Celtic art pieces. An air of mystery permeates the grounds, and people speak very quietly as they move between the structures.

The Spirit of Cashel is an attempt to capture the sense of ancient mystery and latent wildness that characterizes Cashel. The first section introduces a melody that was inspired by an image taken from inside King Cormac's chapel. The second section is a newly composed jig tune that represents the wild spirit of ancient Ireland. At the end of the piece, the two motives combine to create a portrayal of my impression of modern Ireland, an island steeped in folklore and folk music.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the Cockrill Middle School Honors Band, McKinney, Texas, Gary Williams, conductor

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Texas: IV. Complete


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