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Time Travel

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Daniel Bukvich

Daniel Bukvich

General Info

Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Winger-Jones Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Soprano Sax
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium BC and TC
Double Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Field Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Ratchet
  • Flexatone
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Water Triangle
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Cymbals
  • Guiro


  • The tuba part contains 14 bars of rest too many between rehearsal numbers 138 and 159.

Program Notes

A modern minimalist work by the popular contemporary composer, Daniel Bukvich, Time Travel was based originally on the mathematical relationships found in the wheels/gears of a mechanical clock movement. It evolved into a work with a very distinctive Ravel flavor.

- Note by publisher

Felix Hauswirth of Zurich, Switzerland, commissioned Time Travel. It was originally conceived as a minimalistic composition based upon the mathematical relationships found in the wheels and gears of a mechanical clock movement, the “wheel train.” The ratios and directions of rotations furnished material for form, pitch centers, melodic fragments, and rhythm. There are some Ravel-like sounds in the piece. As he was working on this piece, Bukvich noticed that he hadn't been using the note B natural, which in the solfege scale would be “ti”. The abbreviation for “ti” in “sol-fa” is the letter T. The composer removed the letter T from Time Travel and got “ime ravel” (or “I’m Ravel”), creating a play on words. This is why, at the end of the piece, one hears the horns playing B naturals. There are some special effects in the piece that sound like train whistles, boat whistles, and car races. At times, it is kind of a take-off on Ravel's Bolero.

- Program notes by William Johnson


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Audio Clip


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Whitman College (Walla Walla, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gary Gemberling, conductor) – 11 November 2018
  • San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 27 October 2012

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