Caccia and Chorale

From Wind Repertory Project
Clifton Williams

Clifton Williams

General Info

Year: 1976
Duration: c. 6:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $140.00   |  Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboes I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone (div. a2)
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Clifton Williams provided the following program note on this work: “While it remains open to question whether music can convey any message other than a purely musical one, composers often tend to attempt philosophical, pictorial, or other aspects within a musical framework. Such is the case with Caccia and Chorale, two title words borrowed from Italian because of their allegorical significance. The first, Caccia, means hunt or chase, and is intended to reflect the preoccupation of most people in the world with a constant pursuit of materialism. The Chorale is, by contrast, an urgent and insistent plea for greater humanity, a return to religious or ethical concepts.”

Knowing the seriousness of his illness when he began this work and feeling that he might not survive an impending operation, Williams intended to write only the Caccia. However the surgery seemed to be successful and the Chorale movement was thus composed as a personal prayer of thanksgiving along with a sincere plea for ethical regeneration by all mankind.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


State Ratings

  • Alabama: V
  • Arkansas: IV
  • Florida: VI
  • Georgia: V
  • Iowa: IV
  • Kansas: V
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Maryland: V
  • North Carolina: VI
  • New York: VI
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: V
  • Virginia: VI


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

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  • The Naperville (Ill.) Winds (Sean Kelley, conductor) - 23 February 2023
  • Mississippi State University (Starkville) Symphonic Band (Craig Taylor, conductor) - 12 February 2023
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Wind Ensemble (Morgan Miller, conductor) - 1 October 2022
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Timothy Kaiser, conductor) - 7 December 2021
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Bryan A. Sherlock, conductor) - 10 June 2021
  • James Logan High School (Union City, Calif.) Wind Symphony (Adam Wilke, conductor) - 21 February 2020 (2020 CASMEC Conference, Fresno)
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Concert Band (Kevin Welborn, conductor) –2 December 2019
  • Cleveland (Ohio) Youth Wind Symphony Group I (Daniel Crain, conductor) - 24 November 2019 (Severance Hall, Cleveland)
  • University of Idaho (Moscow) Concert Band (Jason Johnston, conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Symphonic Band (Michael C. Robinson, conductor) – 13 November 2019
  • Virginia Wind Symphony (Virginia Beach) (Dennis J. Ziesler, conductor) – 10 November 2019
  • McLennan College (Waco, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Jon Conrad, conductor) 29 October 2019
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Symphony Band (Caroline Hand, conductor) – 25 October 2019
  • Tallahassee (Fla.) Winds (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) – 30 April 2019
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Winds (Anthony Marinello, III, conductor) – 22 March 2019
  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Concert Band (Shaun Popp, conductor) – 11 March 2019
  • Penn State University (University Park) Concert Band (Gregory Drane, conductor) – 14 February 2019
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Tim Smith, conductor) – 14 October 2018

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