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 (optional)
Flute I-II
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-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Field Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (or Tam-tam)
  • Mark Tree
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • 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 composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Grace College (Winona Lake, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Eric Criss, conductor) - 24 March 2023
  • 2022 Pride Bands Alliance (Chicago, Ill.) Red Band (Jadine Louie, conductor) - 29 May 2022
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, NC) Concert Band (T.j. Anderson, conductor) - 24 February 2022
  • Chadron (Neb.) State College Community Symphonic Band (John Wojcik, conductor) - 9 April 2021
  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) University Band (Chris Chapman, conductor) – 3 December 2019
  • 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
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (Amy Buonpane, conductor) - 2 November 2017
  • 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.