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Red Rock Mountain

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Rossano Galante

Rossano Galante

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This composition is an episodic work that paints a musical portrait of a beautiful mountain landscape. Brass fanfares and soaring wind lines begin the piece, transitioning into an emotional section depicting the mountains at dusk. As the sun rises and sheds light on its peaks, the music becomes lyrical and rhythmically incisive, culminating in a heroic brass finale that depicts the full grandeur of the mountains.

- Program Note from publisher

Galante's Red Rock Mountain refers to a geologic feature in Ricketts Glen State Park in Luzerne, Pennsylvania. Streams with occasional waterfalls frame the park's trails. A hiker reaching the summit of Red Rock Mountains is rewarded with vistas that include the undulating ridge of the Allegheny Front and Pocono Formation.

- Program Note from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Orchestra, 3 June 2017

Commissioned by and dedicated to the East Stroudsburg Area High School – North, East Stroudsburg, PA. Director, Paul M. Bakner.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Texas: IV. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Santa Fe (N.M.) Concert Band (Gregory Heltman, conductor) – 7 May 2022 (ACB 2022 Annual Convention (Santa Fe, New Mexico))
  • Converse University (Spartanburg, S.C.) Wind Ensemble (Arthur Haecker, conductor) - 5 May 2022
  • Lamar University (Beaumont, Tx.) Symphonic Band (Eric Shannon, conductor) - 26 April 2021
  • California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo) Wind Ensemble (Christopher J. Woodruff, conductor) - 14 March 2021
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) University Band (Sharon Toulouse, conductor) – 2 March 2020
  • Iowa State University (Ames) Symphonic Band (Christian Carichner, conductor) – 28 February 2020
  • Marshall University (Huntington, W.V.) Symphonic Band (Jesse Stevens, conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • AUSA Military Band (Clovis, Calif.) (Monte Gmur, conductor) – 10 March 2019
  • Randolph (N.J.) High School Symphonic Winds (Diana May, conductor) – 17 December 2018
  • Hormel (N.Y.) Area Wind Ensemble (Ed Belin, conductor) – 20 October 2018
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Orchestra (Christopher J. Woodruff, conductor) – 3 June 2017
  • Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, Calif.) Concert Band (Greg Stoll, conductor) – 13 May 2017
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Concert Band (John Stanley Ross, conductor) - 24 April 2017
  • Central Winds: A Music Educators Wind Ensemble (Syracuse, N.Y.) (Andrew Perry, conductor) - 14 December 2016 (2016 Midwest Clinic)
  • Mooresville (N.C.) High School Band – 27 October 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 71/7 (February, 2017), p. 28.
  • Perusal score.