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March from "Griffelkin"

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Lukas Foss

Lukas Foss (arr. by the composer)

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General Info

Year: 1955 / 1994
Duration: c.
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
C Trumpet I-II-III-IV (IV optional)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Griffelkin is an opera by Lukas Foss with a libretto by Alastair Reid. The opera was first performed on November 6, 1955, in a nationwide telecast by the NBC Opera Theatre.

Griffelkin is a young devil residing in hell's nursery. On his tenth birthday, he is allowed to spend a day on earth to do as many bad deeds as he can. To aid him in the task, he is given a magic potion that will bring objects to life.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

The composer made this band arrangement for the Tanglewood Fanfare, 1989.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Virginia: V


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  • Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Mast, conductor) – 9 November 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Foss, L. (1990/1994). March from "Griffelkin:" For Wind Ensemble [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.
  • Griffelkin, Wikipedia Accessed 1 November 2018