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Agua Nocturna

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Jess Langston Turner

Jess Langston Turner

Subtitle: For Chamber Wind Ensemble and Percussion Quartet

General Info

Year: 2010 /2012
Duration: c. 11:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bluejay Way Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II (II doubles Bass Clarinet)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bongos
  • Buckets of Water
  • Chimes
  • Conga
  • Crotales
  • Crystal Glasses
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gongs, medium & large
  • Suspended Cymbals (varying sizes)
  • Tibetan Temple Bowls
  • Timbales
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangles (2)
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Agua Nocturna or "Water Night" is based on a poem of the same name by the Spanish poet Octavio Paz. Within this poem is much imagery dealing with water, darkness, sleep, and dreams. I attempted to capture these qualities in this piece through the use of improvisation, spatial elements, and some extended technique (including trumpets played into buckets of water). Agua Noctuna features a percussion quartet which is given instructions to improvise using various instruments throughout the piece.

- Program Note by composer


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