Afraid of the Dark

From Wind Repertory Project
Jeff Herwig

Jeff Herwig

Subtitle: For flex band and electronic accompaniment

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: I+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: M&M Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $35.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

(Each instrumental voice has parts 1, 2, 3 and 4)

Full Score
Flute and Oboe
B-flat Soprano Clarinet, B-flat Bass Clarinet, B-flat Tenor Saxophone, B-flat Trumpet
E-flat Alto Saxophone, E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F
Bassoon, Low Brass
Timpani (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle (optional)
  • Vibra-slap (optional)
  • Wind Chimes (optional)

Guitar (optional)
Electric Bass (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Young band with electronics?! Sounds scary!

Afraid of the Dark illustrates a dark and spooky trip through a nightmare with the help of an electronic accompaniment. Every instrument plays an important role in this exciting, fun, and unique piece. Afraid of the Dark is written to help develop the second-year band in a variety of areas.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Lancaster Country Day School Lower School Band Mrs. Megan Charlesworth, Director

- Program Note from score

Performance Notes

This is a full-flex arrangement of Afraid of the Dark, meaning that it offers maximum flexibility by which any voice is playable by any instrument. Each melodic instrument has four parts, and this arrangement can be performed at minimum by any combination of parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 among any combination of the melodic instruments. Percussion parts have also been prioritized (some made optional) so that the piece may be performed with as few as 3-4 percussionists.

Two versions of the electronic accompaniment (one with a four-count click, and one without) along with rehearsal tracks are available for free download. Use of the accompaniment is required for any performance of this piece, as the written parts and the accompaniment complement one another. It is recommended that at least two monitors surround the ensemble to avoid any phasing-related errors in performance.

Solos at the beginning and end of the piece are optional, depending on the size of the performing ensemble and the preference of the performing director.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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