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North Bridge Portrait

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Stephen Bulla

Stephen Bulla

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 9:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $89.00   |   Score Only (print) - $18.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Contrasting colors and stylistic shifts trace the historic events surrounding “the shot heard 'round the world” in this challenging concert band work by Stephen Bulla. A rhapsodic adventure North Bridge Portrait takes us from the merry atmosphere of the pre-revolutionary town through foreboding militant sounds. The fife-and-drum melody Washington's March leads inexorably to the historic beginning of the American colonies' struggle for freedom. Vivid images combine to make this descriptive composition a memorable experience for all.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Concord Band, Concord, Massachusetts, William G. McManus, Music Director.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Michigan: Senior High A


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Bulla, S. (2001). North Bridge Portrait [score]. Curnow Music Press: Wilmore, Ky.
  • Stephen Bulla website Accessed 12 June 2019