Zuni Legend

From Wind Repertory Project
Mark Williams

Mark Williams

General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $44.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


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

  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Sleigh Bells (or Tambourine)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Zuni are Native American Pueblo peoples native to the Zuni River valley. The Zuni are a federally recognized tribe and most live in the Pueblo of Zuni on the Zuni River, a tributary of the Little Colorado River, in western New Mexico, United States.

The Zuni tribe lived in multi-level adobe houses. In addition to the reservation, the tribe owns trust lands in Catron County, New Mexico, and Apache County, Arizona. The Zuni call their homeland Halona Idiwan’a or Middle Place. The word Zuni is believed to derive from the Western Keres language (Acoma) word sɨ̂‧ni, or a cognate thereof.

Archaeology suggests that the Zuni have been farmers in the general area for 3,000 to 4,000 years. It is now thought that the ancestral Zuni people have inhabited the Zuni River valley since the last millennium B.C., when they began using irrigation to farm maize on at least household-sized plots

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Mississippi: I-A
  • South Carolina: II


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Williams, M. (1993). Zuni Legend [score]. Alfred: Van Nuys, Calif.
  • Zuni People. Wikipedia. Accessed 24 January 2023