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Heart of Madness, The

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Mark Lortz

Mark Lortz


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $11.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Three of Edgar Allan Poe's literary works are musically depicted in this thrilling composition. The Bells uses mallet percussion to great effect as the music becomes darker and darker, just as the text in Poe's poem. The mournful solos heard in The Raven tell of a mysterious bird's visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow descent into madness. As the music intensifies during The Tell-Tale Heart, you can hear the thumping heartbeat of the victim, just as his killer did while losing his sanity.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by and dedicated to the Folly Quarter Middle School Band, Ellicott City, Maryland, Andrew Spang, conductor.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Maryland: III
  • Tennessee: IV


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


References