The Triumphant Men for wind ensemble (2003)

The Triumpant Men was composed in 2003 for (and dedicated to) the Northern Illinois University Wind Ensemble, directed by Ronnie Wooten.  This is a large, philosophical work in one extended movement of three sections (. . . conquest initiated; . . . conquest detained; . . . conquest restored). The composed music seeks to project a dialectic in which conflict resolves to triumph, and represents as artistic expression one of the more important element of the human condition.

The total duration of the work is ca. 18 minutes.

The work is published by Seesaw/Subito Music of Verona, New Jersey.

Instrumentation (48 players)

Piccolo (1)

Flutes 1, 2 (6)

Oboes 1, 2 (2)

Clarinet in E-flat (1)

Clarinets in B-flat 1, 2, 3 (9)

Bass Clarinet in B-flat (2)

Bassoons 1, 2 (2)

Alto Saxophones in E-flat (2)

Tenor Saxophone in B-flat (1)

Baritone Saxophone in E-flat (1)

French Horns in F 1, 2, 3, 4 (5)

Trumpets in C 1, 2, 3 (6)

Tenor Trombones 1, 2 (2)

Bass Trombone (1)

Euphonium (2)

Tuba (2)

Pedal Timpani (1) 30″ E-flat; 28″ F; 25″a B-flat; 25″b d-flat; 23″ f

Percussion I (Triangle, Tenor Drum, Suspension Cymbal [stick])

Percussion II (Snare Drum [gut snares]), Bass Drum, Tam-Tam)

Performed 2/20/05, 2/26/05 by the NIU Wind Ensemble, Ronnie Wooten, Music Director, DeKalb, Illinois.

Performed 3/11/05 by the Louisiana Tech Wind Ensemble in Ruston, LA at the 2005 Southeastern Composers League Festival of New Music Conference, Joe Alexander, Conductor.

Performed 3/25/2018 by the Christopher Newport University Wind Ensemble in Newport News, Virginia at the 2018 Region III Conference of the Society of Composers, Mark Reimer, Conductor.