Spheres, The (arr Kotovsky)

From Wind Repertory Project
Ola Gjeilo

Ola Gjeilo (arr. Cameron Kotovsky)

General Info

Year: 2012 / 2020
Duration: c. 4:18
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Choir
Publisher: Kotovsky Arrangements
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Marimba I-II
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The reason I used English titles, seemingly unrelated to the (mostly) Latin texts, for the movements in this setting of the Mass has mainly to do with the initial idea behind Sunrise Mass. I wanted the musical development of the work to evolve from the most transparent and spacey to something completely earthy and grounded; from nebulous and pristine to more emotional and dramatic, and eventually warm and solid -- as a metaphor for human development from child to adult, or as a spiritual journey.

Most of my favorite composers are film composers working in America today, and this piece is partly influenced by movies and film scores from the past few years that I love dearly.

- Program Note by composer

This evocative work has been adapted for wind band from the composer's mass entitled Sunrise for choir and string orchestra. Built around a five-note theme is a fade in-fade out effect that gives a real sense of floating in space. A stunning work that provides a new and unique voice in band literature.

- Program Note from publisher for 2012 edition


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


None discovered thus far.

Works for Winds

Adaptable Music

  • Ubi Caritas (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Kotovsky) (2007/2016/2020)

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