Cry of the Last Unicorn

From Wind Repertory Project
Rossano Galante

Rossano Galante

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 7:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Associated Music Publishers Inc
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Intensely descriptive from the very first note, this work portrays a fateful encounter of hunters tracking the "last unicorn." The music is at times poignant and other times dramatic and exciting as the chase is depicted. Sweeping themes and rich scoring help to make this a memorable work for the symphonic stage.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • South Carolina: V


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  • Strafford Wind Symphony (Sanford, Me.) (Bruce Gatchell, conductor) – 25 May 2019
  • Boston (Mass.) College University Wind Ensemble (Sebastian Bonaiuto, conductor) – 13 April 2019
  • Desert Winds Freedom Band (Palm Springs, Calif.) Dean McDowell, conductor) – 18 November 2018
  • Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble (Chestertown, Md.) (Charles Thai, conductor) – 28 October 2018
  • Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, Okla.) Wind Ensemble (James Adams, conductor) – 27 September 2018
  • Amador County (Pine Grove, Calif.) Concert Band (Steve Chambers, conductor) – 20 May 2018
  • Westerville (Ohio) Community Band (Larry Klabunde, conductor) – 5 May 2018 (ACB 2018 Annual Convention (Buffalo, N.Y.))
  • College of the Sequoias (Visalia, Calif.) Symphonic Band (Michael Tackett, conductor) – 17 March 2018 (2018 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Boston College University Wind Ensemble (Sebastian Bonaiuto, conductor) – 5 November 2017
  • Rouge River Winds (Toronto, Ont. Can.) (Pratik Gandhi, conductor) – 18 August 2017
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Clinton H. Dawley, conductor) – 20 November 2016
  • Hanover Wind Symphony (Whippany, N.J.) – 8 June 2013

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Galante, R. (2011). Cry of the Last Unicorn [score]. Associated Music Publishers: New York, N.Y.