Portrait of Henry C. Work, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Henry Clay Work

Henry Clay Work (arr. Naoya Wada)

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Blocks (2)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Henry Clay Work (1832-1884) was an American Civil War-era composer and songwriter. This suite in one movement includes three of his best-known themes, beginning with Kingdom Coming, a pro-Union war song. A brief transition leads to Grandfather's Clock, a work that remains a standard today among bluegrass musicians. This slower, more cantabile theme highlights a solo for trumpet. The concluding Marching Through Georgia is a historical reference to William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" to capture the city of Savannah near the end of the Civil War. This last theme begins with a snare drum and flute duet.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 73/3 (October 2018), p. 74-75.
  • Perusal score