From Wind Repertory Project
Gary D. Ziek

Gary D Ziek

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bells
  • Bongos (2)
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Concert Tom (3)
  • Drum Set
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone

Players clapping


In score

  • Percussion V/Mallet Percussion II. Marimba player is asked to play chimes in two instances (m. 66-73, 96-97), but the chimes are not listed piece's instrumentation.

Program Notes

This is a fast-paced, white-knuckled musical thrill ride for accomplished bands. Continuously propelled forward by driving rhythms and challenging ensemble passages, the music darts and soar like a high-speed roller coaster of sound. Melodic lines fly by, fueled by a steady influx of jazz-styled influences including Latin, flamenco, and tango. Caution! Contents contain a volatile mix of musically flammable materials!

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Matthew Flinders Anglican College (Sunshine Coast, Qld., Aus.) Wind Symphony (John Thomas, conductor) - 27 October 2022
  • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne) Wind Ensemble (Joe Montelione, conductor) - 16 November 2020
  • Lone Star Symphonic Band (Katy, Tex.) (Bob Bryant, conductor) – 5 March 2017
  • Emporia (Kansas) State Wind Ensemble (Gary D. Ziek, conductor) – 22 November 2014

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