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Indigo Run

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Cedric Adderley

Cedric Adderley

General Info

Year: 1998 / 2009
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music Publisher
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Indigo Run is a musical display of the rich and vibrant colors found in the Carolina low country. The work was inspired by the composer's thoughts as he was taking his morning run through the Indigo Park community on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. While not a fully programmatic depiction of the scenery, the piece attempts to recreate the essence of the landscape in sound.

The composition opens with a dramatic slow introduction followed by a four-part overture. The fast sections are quick and energetic to contrast with the warm and gentle slow section. The entire piece features driving rhythms with a generous blend of agile motives and strong chords. The lyrical melodies and lush harmonies are a vivid representation of the beautiful scenery that has made Hilton Head Island one of the most popular resort cities in the United States.

Indigo Run was commissioned by the University of Miami Wind Ensemble and the New Music Consortium under the direction of Gary Green, conductor, and Michael Robinson, consortium director.

- Program Note from The Horizon Leans Forward

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Media Links

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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Adderley, C. (1998). Indigo Run [score]. Ballerbach: San Antonio, Tx.
  • Cedric Adderley website Accessed 25 December 2020
  • The Horizon Leans Forward, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 237-238.
  • Perusal score