Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Passing Fantasy, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Fisher Tull

Fisher Tull


General Info

Year: 1973 / 1994
Duration: c. 8:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $8.75

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Claves
  • Flexatone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hoses (including C, Eb, G, and F#)
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block


Program Notes

A Passing Fantasy was inspired by the book, Life After Life by Dr. Raymond A. Moody, Jr. The music depicts some of the experiences reported by persons who were participants in "near-death experiences" and who reported these phenomena upon recovery.

Set in a single movement, the work opens with expressions of pain and anxiety. This confused state eventually erupts into a constant release of tension signifying the out-of-body sensation of freedom from mortal constraints. As the person is swept away through a dark tunnel, portions of his life are depicted by a child-like melody. As the bright light at the end of the tunnel appears, the confident phrases of Kom Süsser Tod (Come Sweet Death) emerge from the confusion as a gesture of triumph over death. The work closes in a tranquil state of suspension and peace.

- Program Note from publisher


Media


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Texas: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Virginia: V

Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Texas A&M University (College Station) Wind Symphony (Timothy Rhea, conductor) - 30 September 2022
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Concert Band (Joel Pagán, conductor) - 9 May 2021
  • Lamar University (Beaumont, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew McMahan, conductor) - 26 April 2021
  • McGill University (Montreal, Que.) Wind Orchestra (Alain Cazes, conductor) – 30 September 2016
  • Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School Symphonic Honors Band (Kevin Arnott, conductor) - 17 April 2014
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Ensemble (Andrew McMahan, conductor) - 18 November 2011


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Fisher Tull website
  • Tull, F. (1973). A Passing Fantasy: For Symphonic Band [score]. Southern Music Company: San Antonio, Tx.