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Fantasia in G

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Timothy Mahr

Timothy Mahr

General Info

Year: 1983
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A Kjos
Cost: Score & Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


From new edition

In Parts:

  • Piccolo, m.173: Beat 2 missing grace notes – same as previous
  • Flute I, m.158: Remove staccato on the A
  • Flute II, m.163: Grace note should be a D
  • Oboe II, m.32: Add fermata
  • Bassoon, m.26: Add crescendo
  • Clarinet I, m.92: Trills should be marked as "tr#"
  • Clarinet I-II, m.13: add "2." for the 2nd clarinet following the pattern
  • Saxophones (all), m.26: Add crescendo
  • Cornet I, m.70: Flugelhorn cue, add trill, as in score
  • Cornet I, m.128-129: Add crescendo as in score
  • Trumpet I, m.67: Natural needed on G
  • Trumpet I, m.164: Remove rest from measure on beat 4
  • Trumpet II, m.122: Correct the slurs to match score
  • Percussion V, m.63: Suspended cymbal. Also ms.104, 152
  • Percussion III-IV, m.133-138: have been reversed in the score

In Score:

  • Bassoon I-II, m.76-79: Remove first eighth rest in each measure
  • E-flat Soprano Saxophone, m.70: Trill only applies to dotted quarter
  • E-flat Soprano Saxophone, m.163: is missing the trill
  • Percussion II, m.79: Note should be F natural
  • Percussion I, m.138: All noteheads should be top space
  • Percussion III, m.139: Bell notes should be "B" "A"

Program Notes

Fantasia in G is a joyful celebration for winds and percussion. The piece was inspired by the opening line of Johann Schiller's poem Ode to Joy: "Freude, Schoener Goetterfunken" (Joy, Bright Spark of Divinity). The same text was used by Ludwig van Beethoven in his famed Symphony No. 9.

Fantasia in G was written for the St. Olaf College Band and was first performed by that ensemble in January 1983.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) High School Wind Ensemble (Sharon Jeskey, conductor) - 25 March 2023 (2023 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Orchestra (Barry L. Houser, conductor) - 1 March 2023
  • Syracuse (N.Y.) University Wind Ensemble (Timothy Diem, conductor) - 23 February 2023
  • O'Fallon Township (Ill.) High School Wind Ensemble (Timothy Mahr, conductor) - 20 December 2022 (2022 Midwest Clinic)
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Matthew Morse, conductor) - 11 December 2022
  • Cleveland (Ohio) Youth Wind Symphony Group I (Darren Allen, conductor) – 2 December 2022
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Concert Band (Corey Pompey, conductor) – 6 October 2022
  • University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) Wind Ensemble (Travis J. Cross, conductor) – 25 May 2022
  • Duke University (Durham, N.C.) Wind Symphony (J. Benjamin Jones, conductor) – 18 November 2021
  • Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Wind and Percussion Ensemble (Cory Near, conductor) - 27 February 2021
  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Concert Band (William L. Lake, Jr., conductor) – 3 March 2020
  • Texas A&M University (Lubbock) Symphonic Winds (Travis Almany, conductor) – 1 March 2020
  • University of Wyoming (Laramie) (Robert Belser, conductor) – 13 February 2020
  • Sacramento (Calif.) State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Matthew Morse, conductor) – 4 December 2019
  • Santa Clara (Calif.) University Wind Ensemble (Anthony Rivera, conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • Rouge River Winds (Toronto, Ont. Can.) (Pratik Gandhi, conductor) - 15 June 2019
  • Ohio University (Athens) Symphonic Band (Richard Suk, conductor) – 6 December 2018
  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University Concert Band (Bruce Moss, conductor) – 29 November 2018
  • St. Norbert Community Band (De Pere, Wisc.) (Philip Klickman, conductor) – 12 November 2018
  • Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (James Colonna, conductor) – 8 November 2018
  • Butler University (Indianapolis, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Brian Weidner, conductor) – 27 September 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Mahr, T. (1983). Fantasia in G [score]. Neil A Kjos: San Diego, Calif.
  • Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 336-339.
  • Ripley, James. "Timothy Mahr's 'Fantasia,'" The Instrumentalist, Vol. 50, No. 9 (April, 1996), 24-32.
  • Timothy Mahr website