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Vince Gassi

Vince Gassi

General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 4:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music

Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $78.00; (digital) - $78.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Water Gong
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Creative and effective, you'll sense the feeling of approaching danger from the start. Musical lines rise and fall, accurately portraying the rapidly growing and approaching waves. The tension mounts as the piece culminates in a powerful and startling conclusion.

- Program Note by publisher

In 1500 B.C. the volcano of Santorin, an island to the north of Crete, exploded with unprecedented violence, sending millions of tons of volcanic ash into the atmosphere, producing intense atmospheric shock waves, and generating disastrous tsunamis. It is now believed that this caused the extinction of the great Minoan civilization. This piece was written in the spring of 2004, prior to the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster of 2004.

- Program Note by composer

Written for the Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School Senior Concert Band (Toronto, Canada) on the occasion of their concert tour of England, France and Belgium, Mwch 2005, Richard Jatiouk, conductor.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Minnesota: III
  • Tennessee: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Troy (Ala.) University Concert Band (Rad Bolt, conductor) - 30 April 2018
  • Cleveland (Ohio) Youth Wind Symphony Symphonic Winds (Melissa Lichter, conductor) – 15 November 2015
  • Valencia (Calif.) High School Symphonic Band – 2015

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