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Suite for Wind Ensemble

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Cristina Spinei

Cristinia Spinei

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 18:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Cristina Spinei
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $400.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $50.00


1. Allemande
2. Passacaglia
3. Corrente
4. Sarabande


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Spinei’s Suite for Wind Ensemble is her second project for wind band and her first original composition for the medium. Its four-movement structure is inspired by the classic Baroque dance suite.

The opening Allemande is set in an A-B-A form, exploiting meandering meters and beautiful colors, and developing the constant eighth-note that hovers beneath. The Passacaglia movement, while the simplest and most brief of the four, serves as a bridge between larger movements by exploring some of the colors and textures possible in the wind ensemble through differing groupings of its instruments. The Corrente brilliantly creates a palpable sense of buoyancy through its juxtaposition of duple and triple note groupings. Finally, the Sarabande, lushly expressive and most melodic of the movements, while absent some of the motion innate to rhythm, flows and rolls forward through an organic harmonic evolution in ways that makes it perhaps the most memorable of the entire suite.

- Program Note from University of Central Florida Wind Ensemble concert program, 8 April 2021


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Central Florida (Orlando) Wind Ensemble (Scott Luberoff, conductor) - 8 April 2021

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