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Portraits of Ecstatic Flight

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Neil Clifton Cain

Neil Clifton Cain

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil Clifton Cain
Cost: Score and Parts - Contact composer


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II
Euphonium I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Cabasa
  • Crash Cymbals (medium)
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (small)
  • Tam-Tam (small)
  • Tom-Tom (high and low)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Composed in the summer of 2020 amid a raging pandemic, shocking expressions of state and racial violence, and the rapid deterioration of democracy at home and abroad, Portraits of Ecstatic Flight is a call to the respite of the non-physical self and is intended as a musical sanctuary to aid in accessing our highest aspects.

This piece was written for a reduced ensemble to accommodate Indiana University’s COVID-19 social-distancing policies and was to have been premiered under the directorship of Dr. Eric Smedley in the fall of 2020.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Symphonic Band (Eric Smedley, conductor) - 31 October 2021 *Premiere Performance*

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