Bell-Tone’s Ring

From Wind Repertory Project
Kenneth Amis

Kenneth Amis

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Amis Musical Circle
Cost: Score and Parts - $60   |   Score (Purchase) - $7


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

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone

SATB Chorus (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned to compose theme music for an historical documentary film about the island of Bermuda, Amis first drafted sketches of this work during the summer of 1999. When producers later decided to have Amis compose music of a different genre, the sketches were put away and lay unused for several months.  It wasn’t until two of Amis’s close friends asked him to compose recessional music for their wedding that the musical fragments took form.  The work was scored for brass quintet, completed on November 5, 1999, and received its premier in Washington D.C. at the Campbell-Montone wedding on November 13, 1999.

In the years since, Bell-Tone’s Ring has been transcribed for various mediums and performed around the world for all types of festive occasions, including bringing in the new year for the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and during the winter holiday season with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem) Wind Ensemble (Kenneth Amis, conductor) - 7 April 2022
  • MIT Wind Ensemble (Frederick Harris, conductor) - 1 May 2010
  • Seiryo Junior High and Senior High School (Curian Shinagawa, Tokyo) Symphonic and Marching Band (Yutaka Ichikawa, conductor) - 31 October 2005

Works for Winds by This Composer


None discovered thus far.