Tippette, Bruce

Item Code:
C. Alan Publications

Dense harmonies, changing meters, and lyrical melodies fill this fast wind ensemble composition. Treat your ensemble to this exceptional new work. You won't be disappointed!

Program Notes

Ablaze is a reworking of a piano solo I composed for my senior undergraduate piano recital. It was one of my favorite compositions in college, but I always felt there could be more voices involved. About 7 years later, as I was finishing up my graduate work, I began to compose Ablaze as a wind ensemble piece. The final product is a rhythmically driven and percussive piece, intertwined with lyrical melodies, conjuring the image of a fire setting its surroundings ablaze. The wind ensemble provides the ultimate flourish of colors that I was unable to achieve for the piano alone.

- B.W.T.

Grade Level: 4
Copyright: 2016
Number of Players: Standard
Duration: 6:00

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Sample PDF

  • ablaze.pdf
  • Instrumentation

    Flute 1
    Flute 2
    Oboe 1
    Oboe 2
    Bassoon 1
    Bassoon 2
    B-flat Clarinet 1
    B-flat Clarinet 2
    B-flat Clarinet 3
    Bass Clarinet
    Alto Saxophone 1
    Alto Saxophone 2
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    B-flat Trumpet 1
    B-flat Trumpet 2
    B-flat Trumpet 3
    F Horn 1
    F Horn 2
    F Horn 3
    F Horn 4
    Trombone 1
    Trombone 2
    Trombone 3
    Baritone T.C.

    Timpani (4 drums)
    Mallet Percussion (xylophone, bells, chimes)
    Percussion 1 (snare drum, bass drum)
    Percussion 2 (suspended cymbal, crash cymbals, bongos, wind chimes)