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Burning Music

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Jess Langston Turner

Jess Langston Turner

Subtitle: For Chamber Ensemble

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c.10:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Blue Jay Way Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
Flute (doubling Piccolo)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
E-flat Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone (doubling Soprano Saxophone)
C Trumpet
Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbals (2: small and large)
  • Tam-tam (large)
  • Temple Blocks (5)
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-toms (5)
  • Triangles (2: high and low)
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wind Chimes

Violin I-II
Double Bass


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Burning Music is, as suggested by its title, a piece that paints a picture of the consuming power of fire. Fire is one of the most terrifying and destructive forces in nature, yet humans are able to harness it in order to provide light, heat, and the ability to cook food.

In addition to the fire imagery presented in the music, there are several direct allusions to pieces by other composers who also wrote pieces dealing with the nature of fire. One may hear references to the Ritual Fire Dance from Manuel de Falla’s El Amor Brujo as well as several overt references to Stravinsky’s The Firebird.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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