Kingdom of Shadows

From Wind Repertory Project
Clarence Barber

Clarence Barber

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters
Cost: Score and Parts - $15.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
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 Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Clarence Barber informs us that the title of the work identifies the presence of shadows from the use of minor and modal thematic material throughout the composition rather than presenting a name to programmatic music. The opening is marked “Lento drammatico,” and presents the first challenging focus. There are fast 32nd notes in the tom-toms against an upward sweep of 16th notes in the woodwinds that are written in cross rhythms of five l6ths against seven l6ths.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist

For Chris Wilhelm and the Pascack Hills (Montvale, N.J.) High School Band.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 69/9 (April 2015), p. 40.