Gloria (Bass)

From Wind Repertory Project
Randol Alan Bass

Randol Alan Bass

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 6:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra and chorus
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00; (digital) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (small and large)
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle (small and large)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Originally composed for full orchestra and chorus, "Gloria" is a splendid transcription of one of the most critically acclaimed works written for the holiday season. The setting contains multi-metric, dance-like rhythmic sections contrasted with passages of singing, romantic lyricism.

- Program Note from publisher

This work was originally composed for full orchestra and chorus and included the entire Catholic liturgical text from the Gloria portion of the Ordinary of the Mass. The piece was premiered by the New York Pops Orchestra and the University Christian Church Chancel Choir of Fort Worth, TX, during December of 1990, under the capable baton of Skitch Henderson.

The setting contains multi-metric dance-like rhythmic sections contrasted with many passages of singing, romantic lyricism. While tonally triadic in concept and design, it contains many chromatic key shifts and extensive contrapunctal figures coupled with mild dissonance and angular rhythms. The piece falls generally into a three-part "arch" form, although there are intimation of the rondo structure as well – as the compositional material is succinct, repetitive and develops throughout in various ways.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Central Iowa Wind Ensemble (Des Moines) (Mark Doerffel, conductor) - 12 December 2021
  • Frostburg (Md.) State University Wind Ensemble (Ash Glenn, conductor) - 21 November 2021
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 8 December 2019
  • River Valley Wind Ensemble (Kankakee County, Ill.) (David Conrad, conductor) – 16 December 2018

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