Adventures of Wynde Ding Wham, The


Adventures of Wynde Ding Wham, The


Jordan, Jeff

Item Code:
C. Alan Publications

The Adventures of Wynde Ding Wham is a comic lesson in contemporary performance techniques. Enjoy improvisation and free time playing along with some vocal outbursts and even scat singing!

Program Notes

As inferred by the title, The Adventures of Wynde Ding Wham is a whimsical fantasia on an original theme. It is intended to introduce young players to the contemporary compositional practices of graphic notation, tone clusters, free time, improvisation, odd meters, and extended techniques. The tongue-in-cheek finale (along with the title) is a musical tip of the hat to the composer’s longtime friend, David R. Holsinger.

- Jeff Jordan

Grade Level: 4
Copyright: 2008
Number of Players: Standard
Duration: 5:30

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Sample PDF

  • adventures.pdf
  • Instrumentation

    Flute 1/2
    Bb Clarinet in 1/2
    Bb Bass Clarinet
    Eb Alto Saxophone 1/2
    Bb Tenor Saxophone
    Eb Baritone Saxophone

    Bb Trumpet 1
    Bb Trumpet 2/3
    Horn in F
    Trombone 1/2
    (Baritone T.C.)

    Percussion 1 (Bells, Xylophone, Vibraslap)
    Percussion 2 (Snare Drum)
    Percussion 3 (Bass Drum)
    Percussion 4 (Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle, Police Whistle)