Wilderness, The

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General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 6:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: HAFABRA
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €128.00   |   Score Only (print) - €26.00


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 Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-VII

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Wilderness is a dark, musical journey that captures the beauty and harshness of a cold, snow-covered forest in the mountains. The main theme, stated by winds, captures the solitary feeling of the vastness of the landscape. This theme is interrupted by dissonant brass ostinatos. After the full ensemble reiterates the main theme, the work transitions to a lyrical, melancholy theme. This is the wilderness at night when it is dark and solitary. The piece continues with a fast, dramatic theme capturing a sense of danger that the inhabitants of the forest create. The piece concludes with the full ensemble recapitulating material from the main opening theme.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Hoke County High School Wind Ensemble, Raeford, N.C., DeVon Pickett, director.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Hillcrest Wind Ensemble (San Diego, Calif.) (Christian Tordahl, conductor) - 16 December 2023
  • Iowa State University (Ames) Wind Ensemble (Michael Golemo, conductor) - 5 December 2021
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Eric W. Bush, conductor) - 6 December 2021
  • Hoke County High School (Raeford, N.C.) Band (DeVon Pickett, conductor) – 31 May 2019 *Premiere Performance*

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