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Amy Dunker

Amy Dunker

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Amy Dunker
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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
Bass Trombone
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Tom-toms
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Shriek! was inspired by Edvard Munch's painting The Scream. To me, this work represents an unbridled expression of anguish, that fundamental feeling of horror that we have all experienced. In Shriek!, I've tried to capture that overwhelming feeling of horrible anxiety and insecurity representative of a schizophrenic state of mind through the juxtaposition of tonal elements such as themes from Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and the hymn tune All Creatures of Our God and King with less stable pounding, swirling elements found in the piece.

Shriek! was written for and is dedicated to Dr. Robert Grechesky and the Butler University Wind Ensemble. It was premiered by them in the spring of 1997. It has had subsequent performances by the University of Ohio Wind Ensemble, Oklahoma Baptist University Wind Ensemble, the Florida International University Wind Ensemble and Capital University Wind Ensemble.

- Program Note by composer


  • Penfield Wind Band Composition Competition, 1999, second place.


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Amy Dunker website
  • Dunker, A.; MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (1996). Shriek!: [for] Wind Ensemble [score]. [s.n.]:[s.l.].
  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 315.