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Joseph T. Spaniola

Joseph Spaniola

Subtitle: An Isolation Chronicle

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 8:25
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Joseph T. Spaniola Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $130.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Cabasa
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wood Blocks (high and low)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

During the height of the pandemic, people around the world isolated themselves at home for extended periods of time. Each hour and day were difficult to distinguish from the next, each person feeling like Homer’s Sisyphus, sentenced to eternally roll a large stone up a hill only for it to roll down as it approached the top, or being tasked to find a corner in a round room. The days were as the river in Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, “this water ran and ran, incessantly it ran, and was always there, was always at all times the same and yet new in every moment.”

An underlying focused calm was the foundation on which survival was built. It allowed for resolutely facing the moment, courageously moving forward while standing still. Solemn thoughts of resolution invade one’s heart and mind and help fuel the passion to press on. Defiantly, the quest continues, compelled onward by a bold, unwavering, and relentless spirit. How much time has passed? Be it an hour, day, week, month, or year, it was always at all times the same and yet new in every moment and comprises this chronicle of Perseverance.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Kennesaw (Ga. ) State University Wind Ensemble (David T. Kehler, conductor) - 2 March 2022 *Premiere Performance*

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