Winter Is Coming (Full Instrumentation)

Style: Modern | Difficulty: Medium Difficult | Grade: 4

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The cold melancholy of winter and its frozen allure come to life in Winter Is Coming. This contemporary show utilizes special sound effects and vocal tracks.


Composed by: Paul Simon, Hidden Citizens, and Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by: Key Poulan
Percussion by: Robert Bowen and Rudy Arzaga
Originally commissioned by: Trabuco Hills H.S., Mission Viejo, CA - Andy Julian, Director
Available through Key Poulan Music once permissions are secured and paid for by the performing ensemble.
Duration: 7:27


Mvt. 1: "Hazy Shade of Winter" is arranged from the song of the same name by Simon & Garfunkel. It churns, swirls, and builds slowly with intensity to the end. LICENSING REQUIRED
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Mvt. 2: "Black Clouds" is an ethereal ballad in the black clouds of winter storms. It is arranged from the song of the same name by underground creators Hidden Citizens. LICENSING REQUIRED
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Mvt. 3: "Moonlight Sonata" is evocative of melancholy and the cold of winter. This movement requires clear rhythmic articulation by the ensemble, and it cycles through several variations of the famous first phrase from Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” for piano.
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