Banshee of the Badlands

From Wind Repertory Project
Tyler Grant

Tyler Grant

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Tyler S. Grant Music Works
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bongos
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Badlands National Park is home to a sweeping formation of eroding sandstone buttes, pinnacles, and spires. At first sight, the Badlands may even look a little imposing, haunted even. Upon closer inspection, a visitor to the Badlands may find out that these lonely, desolate rock formations ARE haunted!

The Badlands Banshee is a ghost of a woman who is said to haunt the Badlands, with many visitors to the park reporting hearing her shrieking cry, especially around Watch Dog Butte. As the legend goes, the Badlands Banshee is the ghost of a woman who died there before her time. Some say her lover also died there, which is why she screams. Others say she was pushed off the top of one of the buttes, where she fell to her death. No matter the origin of the story, her scream continues to chill the souls of visitors to the Badlands to this day.

- Program Note from Anderson Design Group

Commissioned by the South Dakota Music Educators Association. Premiere by the 2019 Middle School All-State Band.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Findlay (Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Wes King, conductor) - 20 April 2023
  • South Dakota Music Educators Association Middle School All-State Band – 2019 *Premiere Performance*

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