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Of Ancient Dances

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Stephen Bulla

Stephen Bulla

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 11:05
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: HAFABRA Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €180.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


1. Incantation
2. Ancestral Chant
3. Song of Lament
4. Dance of War


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 (I div. a2)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (div. a2)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos (2)
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone (with motor)
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This four-movement work explores the full gamut of emotions and styles. Movements include Incantation, Ancestral Chant, Song of Lament, and Dance of War. Powerful in scope with extraordinary opportunities for the entire ensemble to showcase its virtuosity!

- Program Note from Ohio Wesleyan University Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert program, 12 November 2017

Commissioned by and dedicated to HAFABRA Music, Louis Martinus, director.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, Ohio) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Larry Griffin, conductor) – 12 November 2017

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