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Carl Ruggles

General Info

Year: 1921; Arr. 1940
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $6.50   


Trumpet (in C) I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Angels was written in 1921 and originally scored for six trumpets. In 1940, Ruggles rescored the work for muted trumpets and trombones.

Program Note from Printed Score


State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer

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  • Dombek, S. (1980). “A study of harmonic interrelationships and sonority types in Carl Ruggles’ Angels.” Indiana Theory Review 4/1: 29-35.
  • Ziffrin, M. J. (1968). “Angels: Two Views.” Music Review 29: 184-96.