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Lament for Wind Orchestra

From Wind Repertory Project
Chang-Su Koh

Chang Su Koh

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 6:05
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In his review of the 2011 Taiwan WASBE Conference, noted conductor Timothy Reynish wrote: “Chang Su Koh was for me one of the most impressive composers ... with two fine works played. Lament for Wind Orchestra [is] one of those extremely rare wind works, a slow unsentimental piece, full of sentiment, first rate. This was also to my mind an object lesson in how to use a traditional musical language in a contemporary way. Some of this work was, dare I say it, beautiful, especially the development of a wind and then brass motif which reminded me of Shostakovich. This is a real piece of music, probably nearer Grade 5 than Grade 4 in its exposed writing and intensity.”

- Program Note by Timothy Reynish

Lament is a single-movement work commissioned in 2002 by the All-Japan Band Association as a required piece for the All-Japan Band Contest, and it also won the 13th annual Asahi Composition Award.

Lament is a musical term meaning grief or song of mourning. It is my hope that the title does not become a mere decoration for the performance.

- Program Note by the composer


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Illinois (Champaign) University Band (Barry L. Houser, conductor) - 25 April 2019
  • Portland (Ore.) Wind Symphony (Chris Chapman, conductor) - 14 May 2018
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Ensemble (Chad R. Nicholson, conductor) - 26 April 2018
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Mallory Thompson, conductor) – 13 October 2017
  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock Wind Ensemble (Ken Goff, conductor) 25 April 2017
  • University of British Columbia (Vancouver) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Robert Taylor, conductor) – 20 November 2015
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wind Ensemble (John A. Climer, conductor) – 15 July 2015 - WASBE Conference, San Jose, Calif.
  • CAM Bétera (Valencia, Spain) – 6 January 2013

Works for Winds by this Composer


Koh, C. (2002). Lament for Wind Orchestra [score]. All Japan Band Association and Brain Music: Hiroshima, Japan.