Cloud Factory

From Wind Repertory Project
Johan de Meij

Johan de Meij

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 12:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Amstel Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €222.00   |   Score Only (print) - €45.00


Full Score
C Piccolo (doubling Finger Cymbal)
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II (doubling Triangle)
English Horn (doubling Triangle)
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet (doubling Bellows)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Flugelhorn I-II (optional)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Anvil
  • Bass Drum
  • Bass Steel Pan
  • Break Disk
  • Chain
  • Chinese Gong
  • Cowbell (2: in B and C)
  • Flexatone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Rainstick (2)
  • Rattle
  • Siren
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (2)
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Thundersheet (3: small, medium large and large)
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibraslap

Cans (wind players doubling)
Tin Foils (woodwind players doubling)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This industrial piece is inspired by a huge Tata Steel factory in The Netherlands. The locals call the compound Cloud Factory because of the massive amounts of steam and smoke produced day and night. The opening section recalls the North Sea shore, the backdrop to the industrial site. The factory trains are heard next: they are transporting the raw materials to the various furnaces. A lengthy working process follows, in which obstinate pounding rhythms suggest the 24 hour activities of the factory. Towards the end, all wind players join the percussion section in making "metal" sounds with empty cans and tin foil.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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