Celtic Hymns and Dances

From Wind Repertory Project
Eric Ewazen

Eric Ewazen

General Info

Year: 1990 / 1995
Duration: c. 7:35
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |  Score Only - $12.50


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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
String Bass
Percussion (5), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals (2)
  • Tom Toms (2)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Celtic Hymns and Dances was commissioned by and is dedicated to James Fudale and the Berea (Ohio) High School Symphonic Winds who premiered the work in March 1990. The one movement work draws its inspiration from medieval and Renaissance music. Although the melodies and themes are original creations, the modal harmony, the characteristically energetic rhythms, and the use of colorful wind orchestration calls to mind music of ancient times. Within the piece one finds pastoral ballads, heroic fanfares and joyful dances culminating in a lively sonorous finale.

-Program Note by Eric Ewazen


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State Ratings

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  • Missoula (Mt.) Community Concert Band (Monte Grise, conductor) - 21 November 2023
  • Texas Christian University (Ft. Worth) Symphonic Band (Malcolm Williams, conductor) - 28 April 2021
  • Whitman College (Walla Walla, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gary Gemberling, conductor) – 11 November 2018
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Concert Band (Wesley J. Broadnax, conductor) – 19 March 2018
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Concert Band (John Stanley Ross, conductor) – 19 February 2018
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tex.) (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) – 6 March 2016
  • Marquette University Symphonic Band (Jason S. Ladd, conductor) - 16 November 2014
  • W.F. West Wind Ensemble (Adam Campagna, conductor) - 25 March 2014
  • West Liberty University Wind Ensemble (Matthew Inkster, conductor) - 28 April 2011
  • Marquette University Symphonic Band (Jason S. Ladd, conductor) - 21 November 2010
  • Bridgewater College Symphonic Band (Timothy Weir, conductor) - 19 October 2009
  • Appalachian State University Concert Band (John Ross, conductor) - 7 December 2008
  • University of Rhode Island Concert Band (Brian Cardany, conductor) - 25 April 2008

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