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James Syler

James Syler

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 16:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: James Syler
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – Rental ($350.00)   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


Full Score
Flute I-II (II doubling Alto Flute)
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-IX
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bell Tree
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Field Drum
  • Flexatone
  • Floor Tom
  • Gong (large)
  • Marimba
  • Police Whistle
  • Siren
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal (suspended)
  • Suspended Cymbals (2: small and thin, and large)
  • Tam-tams (2: small and medium)
  • Tom-tom (medium)
  • Trash Can Lid (large metal)
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Storyville is a one movement “Third Stream”-type symphonic poem. Early jazz styles and contemporary devices are used in a modern setting to intensify the realities of Storyville – the infamous New Orleans prostitution district. The work is dramatic with a sense of sadness and spaciousness.

- Program Note from publisher

Three of James Syler's works – Congo Square, Storyville, Minton's Playhouse – can be performed independently or as a larger trilogy titled Three Pieces in Jazz.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • James Syler website Accessed 16 February 2020
  • Syler, J. (1996). Storyville [score]. J. Ballerbach: Boca Raton, Fla.