Down Wilderness Road

From Wind Repertory Project
David Marlatt

David Marlatt

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 6:15
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
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, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This beautiful work was inspired by the opening of Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring. The title suggests two possible meanings: a depiction of someone walking on a rough trail through the woods of Ontario enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of the peaceful forest; or a reference to a specific path in the southern United States, perhaps the Wilderness Trail used by settlers in the late 1700s. The composition includes lyrical melodic opportunities for several instruments, attractive harmonic material, effective contrasts of dynamics, delicate opening and closing passages, and several solo indications.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 73/10 (May 2019), p. 28.
  • Perusal score