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Chant Rituals

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Elliot Del Borgo

Elliot Del Borgo

General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $72.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bongos
  • Claves
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom, pitched (3)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Cast in three main sections, Chant Rituals makes use of two contrasting thematic statements to exploit the timbral and rhythmic resources of the symphonic band. A highly chromatic middle section leads to a dramatic restatement of the original material.

Commissioned by the Grandville, Michigan, Band Boosters for the Grandville Junior High School Band, Robert Persky, director, in honor of Dwain Mitchell and his thirty-five years in music education.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: I
  • Maryland: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High C
  • Minnesota: III
  • Mississippi: III-A
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV
  • West Virginia: III


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Central College (Pella, Iowa) Symphonic Wind Ensemble – 24 February 2019
  • Colonel Gray High School (Charlottetown, PEI) Grade 10 Concert Band (Shawn Doiron, Conductor) - May 2018
  • Three Oaks Senior High School (Summerside, PEI) Grade 11-12 Wind Ensemble (Jessica MacFarlane, conductor) - 4 May 2018
  • Aliso Niguel High School (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) Symphonic Band (David G. Weinberg, conductor) – 21 March 2018
  • University of Louisville Concert Band (Jason Cumberledge, conductor) - 10 April 2018
  • Three Oaks Senior High School (Summerside, PEI) Grade 11-12 Wind Ensemble (Krista Bryson, conductor) - 23 May 2016
  • Owen J Roberts Middle School (Pottstown, Penn.) Concert Band – 14 January 2016
  • VanderCook College of Music (Chicago, Ill.) Symphonic Band (Stacey L. Larson, conductor) – 16 December 2011 (2011 Midwest Clinic)

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Borgo, E. (1993). Chant Rituals [score]. Belwin Mills: Miami, Fla.
  • Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 133.