Morning Music

From Wind Repertory Project
Richard Rodney Bennett

Richard Rodney Bennett

General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 16:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Chester Novello
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $20.00

Movements (played without pause)

1. Prelude: Ships - :25
2. Towers - 2:30
3. Domes - 2:30
4. Theatres - 1:55
5. Temples - 3:05
6. Finale - 2:20


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Cor Anglais
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals (3)
  • Tam-Tam
  • Wood Blocks (3)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by Timothy Reynish with funds from the Arts Council of England. The world premiere took place at the WASBE Conference in Boston, July 25, 1987, played by the Northshore Concert Band, under the baton of Tim Reynish.

This city now doth like a garment wear

The beauty of the morning, silent, bare.
Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie
Open unto the fields and to the sky

All bright and glitt'ring in the smokeless air...

The inspiration for Morning Music is drawn from the sixth line of Wordsworth's sonnet Composed upon Westminster Bridge. The work is in seven movements, played without a break, and is scored for orchestral wind and brass, with the addition of four saxophones, piano, harp and basses.

- Program note by Timothy Reynish



State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) Wind Ensemble (Clark Rundell, conductor) - 29 June 2023

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 517-528.
  • Tim Reynish website