Chorale and Toccata (Jager)

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Jager

Robert Jager

General Info

Year: 1967 / 1971
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


1. Chorale – 3:10
2. Toccata – 5:15


Condensed Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Temple Blocks (5)
  • Timbales (4)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the Region II, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association for their 1967 Spring Band Festival - Wililam Mills, host. The premiere was by Paul Dunlap, then conductor of the Penn State Blue Band.

The two movements are unified by the modal chorale theme, which is first presented by the clarinets. The theme is transformed as it moves through the chorale section and later makes a final appearance in the toccata in combination with the toccata theme. The harmonic structure throughout is essentially quartal rather than triadic.

- Program Note from liner notes of Mark CD Testament: The Music of Robert Jager


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Tennessee: V


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Jager, R. (1971). Chorale and Toccata [by] Robert Jager [score]. Elkan-Vogel: Bryn Mawr, Penn.
  • Robert Jager website Accessed 25 May 2021