Masquerade (Turrin)

From Wind Repertory Project
Joseph Turrin

Joseph Turrin

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute 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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I had written several other pieces in previous years for public school residencies and have always enjoyed the process of working with the students and teachers on these projects. I composed Masquerade for a residency I did in Simsbury Connecticut Public School System. The piece was commissioned by the Simsbury Friends for Music & Performing Arts.

The musical material in Masquerade basically consists of a few themes that develop throughout, giving the piece an economical yet forward momentum. The composition is rhythmically precise and at other times very lyrical. Both of these contrasting aspects come together in places, giving the piece an interesting contrapuntal texture.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • East Carolina University (Greenville, N.C.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (William Staub, conductor) - 29 September 2023

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Houser, Barry L. "Masquerade." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 438-445. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.
  • Joseph Turrin website Accessed 12 September 2021
  • Perusal score
  • Turrin, J. (2012). Masquerade [score]. C. Alan Publications: Greensboro, N.C.

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