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Passing Fantasy, A

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Fisher Tull

Fisher Tull

General Info

Year: 1992
Duration: c. 8:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $8.75


Full Score
Piccolo/Flute III
Flute 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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
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 by publisher

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

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


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