From Wind Repertory Project
Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 9:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $265.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


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 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Timpani (with large suspended cymbal placed on head)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum (large)
  • Bongos
  • Crotale (tuned to D5)
  • Marimba (4.3 octaves)
  • Ratchet
  • Slapstick (very large)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals (3: medium, medium-large and large)
  • Tam-tam (large)
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks (3)
  • Tom-toms (3)
  • Triangle (medium)
  • Vibraphone (2 double bass bows required)
  • Xylophone (3.5 octaves)

Players vocalizing


Errata for all Ticheli works
This list includes errata posted on Manhattan Beach Music's website and other errors not listed on website.

First Printing (black cover):

In Parts:

  • Flute II, m. 132: Rehearsal number 132 should be moved to the previous measure.*

In Score and Parts:

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I, m. 74: Rhythm should be: quarter, quarter, eighth, quarter, quarter.*

Second Printing (blue-black cover):

In Parts:

  • Tuba, m. 276: The rehearsal mark should read "276" instead of "376"
  • Tuba, m. 357: The rehearsal mark should read "357" instead of "356"
  • Percussion II, Marimba, m. 10: The "mp" dynamic marking should be on beat 2
  • Percussion II, Toms, m. 373-374, beat 3: Add an accent on the dotted quarter (for both measures)

In Score and Parts:

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I, m. 92: The G-sharp4 on beat 6 should be a A4
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone, m. 92: The D-sharp5 on beat 8 should be a D-natural5

*These errors are corrected in the second printing (2nd printing has "" on the back cover, which the uncorrected first printing does not).

- Potential errata noted by Matthew LeFebvre

Program Notes

Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed Pompeii in A.D. 79, is an icon of power and energy in this work. Originally I had in mind a wild and passionate dance such as might have been performed at an ancient Roman bacchanalia. During the compositional process, I began to envision something more explosive and fiery. With its driving rhythms, exotic modes, and quotations from the Dies Irae from the medieval Requiem Mass, it became evident that the bacchanalia I was writing could represent a dance from the final days of the doomed city of Pompeii.

- Program Note by composer



State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI
  • Iowa: IV
  • Louisiana: V
  • Maryland: VI
  • Minnesota: I
  • Mississippi: VI
  • New York: VI
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Oklahoma: V
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Texas: V
  • Virginia: VI


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

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