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Four scenes for Juliet

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Ketty Nez

Ketty Nez

The title of this work is intentionally written in lower case: four scenes for Juliet.

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 10:40
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: K to Z Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - Free   |   Score Only (digital) - Free


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
C Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Written in the summer of 2016 during the time I was composing Lina and the Wolf (an opera based on the life story of Lina Prokofiev), four scenes for Juliet takes as inspiration the story of Romeo and Juliet. The piece’s four large sections allude to scenes of “anticipation,” “balcony,” “echo,” and “hush.” “Echo” and “hush” began as arias from the opera. “Balcony” treats an abstraction of the contour of one of the love themes from Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet. In general, musical textures are juxtaposed, overlapped, and fused in a Mondrian-like manner, with the intention of allowing the listener to perceive simultaneous streams of music (as if looking through scrims on a stage).

The work was commissioned by David Martins and the Boston University Wind Ensemble, and premiered by these artists on February 16, 2017.

- Program Note by composer

For Marija and George.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

Forthcoming, February 2019


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Wind Orchestra (Richard Clary, conductor) – 2 February 2019
  • Boston University Wind Ensemble (David Martins, conductor) - 16 February 2017 *Premiere performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Ketty Nez, personal correspondence, January 2019