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River of Life

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Steven Reineke

Steven Reineke

General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $68.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Very dramatic and impressive debut by an extremely talented young composer. Full of soaring melodies, unique harmonies and exciting rhythms, River of Life is a quality composition that is sure to be popular for contest and concert use by bands all over the world.

River of Life was commissioned by and is dedicated to the Talawanda High School Band, Oxford, Ohio, John Purdy, director.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

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Audio Links

State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Colorado State University (Fort Collins) Concert Band (Erik Johnson, conductor) – 3 March 2019
  • Sacramento (Calif.) State University Concert Band (Clay Redfield, conductor)- 9 May 2018
  • Cottey College (Nevada, Mo.) Wind Ensemble (Jackie Lordo, conductor) – 14 October 2017

Works for Winds by this Composer


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