From Wind Repertory Project
Carl Strommen

Carl Strommen

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $78.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute 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, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Chroma by Carl Strommen is a very exciting composition, both rhythmically and melodically. It opens at a tempo marked “energetically” and maintains that tempo throughout the piece. The work contains many solos for different instruments: alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, French horn, and trumpet. A variety of meter changes create colors suggesting jazz, circus, and the dramatic.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist

The chromatic nature of Chroma manifests itself in both tonality and color. The chromatism of the main theme provides a unique "tone-row" quality to the piece. The colors presented throughout demonstrate vast contrast between jazz, a playful circus atmosphere, and very dramatic qualities, allowing the musicians opportunities to display a variety of styles and playing techniques.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Sundance (Flex instrumentation) (2012/2014)

All Wind Works


  • Carl Strommen website Accessed 8 September 2021
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.1 (2015): 57. Print.