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James Syler

James Syler

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
Flute 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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tenor Drum
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This work was written to accentuate long lyrical lines and attention to a legato style, yet remain playable by ensembles with limited range and technique. The work uses a modified arch form consisting of ABC-A-CBA. The introductory A section is repeated at the zenith before recapitulating in the reverse the B and C sections. The A section appears again at the end as a coda and brings the work to a quiet ending.

"Cantique" is the French form of the Latin word canticle, meaning a song or hymn.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • James Syler website Accessed 15 October 2019
  • McKeithen, Steve. "Cantique." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 12, Compiled and edited by Andrew Trachsel, 349-355. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2021.