The High Songs

For Amplified Cello And Chamber Winds

Carter Pann

Extra Part
Performing Ensemble: Chamber Ensemble
Instrumentation: 2 Flutes (2 doubling Piccolo), Oboe, English Horn, 2 Clarinets in Bb, Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Solo Amplified Cello, Piano, 2 Percussion, Timpani, Contrabass
Item Number: 115-40231P
Duration: 24:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

The High Songs, a commission from 12 bands across the country, became a 24-minute suite for Amplified Cello and Chamber Winds of five movements, an instrumental song cycle featuring the solo cello in high tessitura. The calm opening (Nepenthe) is followed by a big band evocation (Moto Perpetuo). Pann further explores the ensemble with Passacaglias and Adjusting the Torque (a nod to fellow composer Michael Torke), then finishes the suite with a simple Song for Heidi, which features a piano duet. When Carter Pann writes a substantial work exploring the vitality and colors of the wind ensemble, the results are guaranteed to be ravishing.

Scores & Parts

The High Songs - Score and Part(s)
The High Songs - Full Score - Study

Additional Information


1. Nepenthe
2. Moto Perpetuo
3. Passacaglias
4. Adjusting the Torque
5. Song for Heidi