It comes from afar (2023)


For Symphonic Wind Orchestra

It comes from afar is composed for and commissioned by Harmonie St Michaël van Thorn with financial support by the Performing Arts Fund (FPK).


Flute 1-3 (1 Flute also Alto Flute) Oboe 1.2
English Horn
Bassoon 1.2

Clarinet in E flat Clarinets in B flat 1-3 Bass Clarinet Contrabass Clarinet

Soprano Saxophone Alto Saxophone 1.2 Tenor Saxophone 1.2 Baritone Saxophone

Horn in F 1-4
Trumpet in B flat 1-4
Trombone 1-4 (4 Bass Trombone) Tenor Tuba (Euphonium) in C 1.2.3 Bass Tuba in C 1.2.3
Double Bass

Percussion 1:
Keyboard, preferably Yamaha with pitch bend wheel and ‘Whistle’ sample

Percussion 2:
Vibraphone. Tubular bells (C5 & F5 flat), Crotale (C4 sharp) on Timpano, 2 Suspended cymbals (small & large)

Percussion 3:
Marimba, Tubular bells (A4 flat & B4 flat), Crotale (F4) on Timpano, Vibraslap, Guica

Percussion 4:
Glockenspiel, Tubular bells (F4 & G4), 2 Cymbals, Tamtam, 2 Woodblocks, Gran cassa

Percussion 5:
Timpani, Thai gongs, Crotale (C4) on Timpano, 2 Woodblocks, 2 Log drums, Tubular bells (D4 & E5) (When Large Thai gong is not available any resona:ng plate with undefined pitch roughly in the notated register may be used instead)

Score in Concert pitch

Duration c. 18′

Donemus Publishing