Pandora Undone

From Wind Repertory Project
Stacy Garrop

Stacy Garrop (arranged by composer)

This work is the third movement of the composer's Mythology Suite.

General Info

Year: 2013 / 2016
Duration: c. 7:40
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $45.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III-IV-V (V doubling Piccolo)
Oboe I-II-III (III doubling English Horn)
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-VI
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum (or Ship's Bell)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Flexatone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Police Whistle
  • Ratchet
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam, large
  • Temple Blocks (5)
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-Tom (2)
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Machine
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Mythology Suite consists of three movements of my Mythology Symphony, which I arranged for large wind ensemble. The arrangements of The Lovely Sirens and Penelope Waits were commissioned by James Ripley and Carthage College for the Carthage Wind Orchestra’s 2017 Japan tour. I added Pandora Undone to complete the set; Stephen Squires and the Chicago College of Performing Arts gave the premiere of the entire suite in February 2017.

Movement 3: Pandora Undone. This movement is, in turns, both lighthearted and serious. The music depicts a young, naïve Pandora who, while dancing around her house, spies a mysterious box. She tries to resist opening it, but her curiosity ultimately gets the best of her. When she cracks the lid open and looks inside, all evils escape into the world. Dismayed by what she has done, she looks inside the box once more. She discovers hope still in the box and releases it to temper the escaped evils and assuage mankind's new burden.

- Program Note by composer

Originally commissioned by the Chicago College of Performing Arts Orchestra; arranged for the Chicago College of Performing Arts Wind Ensemble.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University Wind Symphony (Kenneth Thompson, conductor) - 13 October 2022

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Garrop, S. (2016). Mythology Suite: For Wind Ensemble [score]. Theodore Presser Co.: [King of Prussia, Penn.].
  • score
  • Stacy Garrop website Accessed 14 May 2018