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Jay Coles

Jay Coles

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
Oboe (optional Flute II)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum (optional)
  • Cabasa (optional)
  • Cowbell (optional)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This dark and brooding piece presents a musical exploration of a nation severely damaged by a long war. Filled with driving rhythms, blazing dissonances and rapid-fire tuttis, this dramatic epic places the musicians at the center of a drama where everyone plays a part in the final escape.

- Program Note from publisher

Dystopia was inspired by the recent blockbuster trilogies The Hunger Games and Divergent and tells the story of a society working together to survive and rebuild a war-torn nation. Each member of the band plays a part in the reconstruction process and, in the end, the piece serves as a musical toast to the fascinating Dystopia movie genre and to the idea of working together to break free. From the initial landing into the dystopia to the heart-pounding climax, the image of a dystopian society comes to life.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Dystopia (Flex instrumentation) (2017/2020)

All Wind Works


  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 299.
  • Jay Coles website Accessed 14 December 2017