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Into the Raging River

From Wind Repertory Project
Steven Reineke

Steven Reineke

Subtitle: Tone Poem for Symphonic Band

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 7:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score & Parts - $68.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
Piccolo (Opt.)
Flute I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (suspended)
  • Field Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Mark Tree
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Into the Raging River is a programmatic tone poem for symphonic band. The piece was inspired by a whitewater rafting trip on the Gauley River in the mountains of southern West Virginia.

The work was commissioned for the 1998 Libertyville, Illinois, Community Band Festival, Libertyville Community High School, Highland, Hawthorn, Oak Grove and Roundout schools.

- Program Note by Steven Reineke

Commercial Discography

Audio Links

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 9 June 2019
  • Aragon High School (San Mateo, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Kevin Gallagher, conductor) - 15 September 2018
  • St. Helens (Ore.) High School Wind Ensemble (Noelle Freshner, conductor) - 11 May 2018
  • Lockport (Ill.) Township High School Freshman Band (Brian Covey, conductor) – 28 April 2016
  • Foothill Symphonic Winds (Los Altos, Calif.) (David Bruce Adams, conductor) - 7 June 2015
  • Portland (Ore.) Community Wind Band (Patrick Murphy, conductor) - 18 April 2015

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Reineke, S. (1999). Into the Raging River: Tone Poem for Symphonic Band [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.