Repercussions (Gorb)

From Wind Repertory Project
Adam Gorb

Adam Gorb

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: 14:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maecenas Music
Cost: Score and Parts - £95.00   |   Full Score - £26.50


Full Score
Piccolo I-II (II doubling Flute)
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
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
Bass Trombone
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Little Toy Drum
  • Maracas
  • Side Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Timpani
  • Tom Toms
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibraslap
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Blocks, high, medium and low
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

My first thoughts were to write a kind of 'history of the world in four chapters' beginning with primitive barbarity, moving through greater refinement and sophistication before ending in brutality bringing the work full circle, and something of that is present in the final version of the piece. The impossibility in my mind was to metamorphose from a kind of pre-medieval style, rushing through the centuries, culminating in a neurotic postmodernism within fifteen minutes or so. Eventually I hit on the idea of each movement being a kind of reaction to the previous one, but at the same time containing something of what has just been heard.

The title of the work is the result of much pacing and reflects not only the various meanings of the word 'repercussion' but also takes into account that each movement starts with an aspect of the percussion writing of the previous movement ... a convenient pun.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Adam Gorb website
  • Gorb, A. (2011). Repercussions: For Symphonic Wind Ensemble [score]. Maecenas: Godstone, U.K.