Ascendant Cycles

From Wind Repertory Project
Peter Van Zandt Lane

Peter Van Zandt Lane and Linqua Franqa

Subtitle: for solo hip-hop vocal soloist, winds, and percussion

General Info

Year: 2023
Duration: c. 11:35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $250.00   |   Score Only (print) - $50.00


1. seven generations- 3:40
2. on Marian - 3:40
3. never the ending - 3:35


  • Full Score
  • C Piccolo
  • Flute I-II-III
  • Oboe I-II
  • English Horn
  • Bassoon I-II
  • Contra-Bassoon
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • C Trumpet I-II-III-IV
  • Horn in F I-II-III-IV
  • Trombone I-II-III
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Contra-Bass
  • Piano (doubling Celesta)
  • Timpani
  • Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:
*Bass Drum
*Bongos (2)
*Brake Drum
*Congas (2)
*Gongs (2: small)
*Kick Drum
*Roto-Toms (3)
*Suspended Cymbal
*Timbales (2)
*Tom-tom (20")
*Triangles (medium and small)
*Wood Block

Hip-hop vocal artist

Score contains lyrics


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Program Notes

Ascendant Cycles was co-composed by hip-hop artist Linqua Franqqa and composer Peter Van Zandt Lane for the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble's performance at the 2023 CBDNA National Conference.

The three-movement work combines technical and stylistic traits of hip- hop, wind ensemble repertoire, and experimental music (from both genres) to portray a poetic narrative of Linqua Franqa's work as an activist. Through imagining futures and reminiscing the past (including a thread on the life of famed 20th century contra-alto Marian Anderson), Ascendant Cycles is rooted in the notion of social progress being achieved only by continuous effort and cyclical struggle.

- Program Note from University of Georgia Hodgson Wind Ensemble concert program, 16 February 2023

Commissioned for the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble (Nicholas Williams, conductor) for the 2023 CBDNA National Conference in Athens, Georgia.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

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