Highlights from "Star Trek into Darkness"

From Wind Repertory Project
Michael Giacchino

Michael Giacchino (arr. Michael Brown)

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 4:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Toms (3)
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Michael Giacchino's soundtrack for the highly anticipated follow-up to 2009's Star Trek is dramatic and evocative. Using a mixture of familiar previous themes along with new material, this medley for band brings the excitement and drama of the film to the concert stage.

- Program Note from publisher

Star Trek into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. It is the 12th installment in the Star Trek film franchise and sequel to the 2009 film Star Trek.

Set in the 23rd century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise are sent to the Klingon home world seeking former Starfleet member-turned-terrorist John Harrison.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Into Darkness is the second in a series of new Star Trek movies, which are prequels to the original series. The music for this film by Giacchino has become iconic of the science fiction film in general. This particular piece is one of rising suspension, intensity, and grandeur that captivates all who listen.

- Program Note from Texas A&M Symphonic Winds concert program, 18 November 2018


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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