Legend of Knife River

From Wind Repertory Project
Stephen Bulla

Stephen Bulla

General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
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
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Claves
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This powerful, programmatic work evokes the story of the explorers Lewis and Clark and their Native American interpreter and guide, Sacajawea. Written in two sections, with a dark and ominous beginning that leads into a lively up-tempo section, the overall effect is aided by lots of interesting percussion parts.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Georgia: II
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: II
  • Mississippi: III-A
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: II
  • Texas: II. Complete
  • Virginia: III
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band Class C
  • West Virginia: III


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Bulla, S. (1997). Legend of Knife River [score]. Curnow Music Press: Lexington, Ky.
  • Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 178-181.