U Trau

From Wind Repertory Project
Christopher Marshall

Christopher Marshall

Subtitle: A Song for Choir and Two Wind Bands

General Info

Year: 2003 / 2006
Duration: c. 9:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Vaia'ata Print
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $150.00


Two wind ensembles, each with the following instrumentation:

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
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
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Band I Percussion I-II:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes (metal)

Band II Percussion I-II:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes (metal)



None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

U Trau (The Dream) was commissioned by AMIS – The Association for Music in International Schools. The text is secular and international in character. It is in Niuspi, a language created by the composer with a vocabulary derived mainly from Indo-European languages and with a grammar which in some aspects resembles Chinese.

The composer uses a Romantic setting of the text to contemplate an ideal future world.

The Dream
I had a dream….
I dreamt that the earth was a garden full of flowers of every colour.
I dreamt that the earth was one nation and all humanity its citizens.
I dreamt that humankind was a family, and all people brothers and sisters;

and that men and women were seen as equal, like the two wings of a bird.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Christopher Marshall, personal correspondence, July 2021
  • Christopher Marshall website Accessed 6 July 2021
  • Marshall, C. (2009). U Trau : For SSAATB Chorus and Two Wind Bands or Piano [score]. ECS Pub.: Boston, Mass.