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Daniel Montoya Jr

Daniel Montoya Jr

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 6:01
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daniel Montoya Jr. Online
Cost: Contact for Info


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba (4.3)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Tom Drums (medium & large)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Woodblock

Program Notes

As children, we grew up with stories of kings & queens, wizards, dragons, unicorns and Gods & Goddesses. Everyone remembers different characters and adventures, and we each hold a different story dear to our hearts. Myth is written to recall these stories and images in the listener’s minds.

While there are no sections that directly reference specific myths, legends or fairy tales, one can imagine certain passages in the music acting as a soundtrack to our “bedtime stories.” The piece ends on a happy yet unresolved note, echoing the common fairy tale ending, “…and they lived happily ever after.”

Myth is Montoya’s second work for symphonic winds and is written for and dedicated to Bernard Rosenberg and the Tejeda Middle School Band.

Program Note by Daniel Montoya Jr.

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Recent Performances

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  • Mansfield Wind Symphony (John H. Julian, conductor) - 18 May 2008
  • Mansfield Timberview HS Symphonic Band (Marcus Bryant, conductor) - 10 May 2007
  • Frank M. Tejeda MS Wind Ensemble (Bernard Rosenberg, conductor) - October 2005

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