Surprise, Pattern, Illusion: Prehistoric Cave Ceremonies

From Wind Repertory Project
Daniel Bukvich

Daniel Bukvich

General Info

Year: 1985
Duration: c. 10:30
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Phoebus Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $100.00   |   Score Only - $30.00


Solo Flute (amplified)
Flute I-II-III-IV (with IV doubling on Alto Flute [Amplified])
Oboe I-II (One doubling on English Horn)
Bassoon I-II (Bass. II doubling on Contra bassoon)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV (II and IV doubling on Bass Clarinet)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV (All doubling on stamping tubes)
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Piano (Amplified)
Voice (Amplified)
Electric Piano
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII-VIII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Blocks
  • Branches
  • Bullroarer
  • Claves
  • Corrugated Pipe
  • Flexi-gongs
  • Glockenspiel (bells)
  • Hand drum
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Roto-Toms
  • Sleighbells
  • Tambourine
  • Tamping Tubes
  • Timpani
  • Tom-tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Surprise, Pattern, Illusion was inspired by writings about the prehistoric artwork found in the Lascaux Cave of southern France. It is meant to be a very theatrical piece and incorporates special lighting as well as amplified sound for specific instruments. It is referred to by Bukvich as “Visual Music”. The writings used as inspiration for this piece were taken from the book, “The Creative Explosion: An Inquiry into the Origins of Art and Religion” by John E. Pfeiffer, published by Harper & Row.

- Program Notes by Dan Bukvich


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Works for Winds by This Composer


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