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Ghost Walk (2009)

Ghost Walk
for middle school band

Chris Brubeck wrote Ghost Walk as part of his BandQuest residency at West Rocks Middle School in Connecticut. The piece combines Brubeck’s lifelong experiences with both jazz and classical idioms, creating a work that’s as fun to play as it is to hear. The title was inspired by the wedding of Brubeck’s son at Gettysburg College, which hosts a “ghost walk,” as well as the minor mode and haunting atmosphere of the piece.

This piece was workshopped June 2009 with the West Rocks Middle School Band in Norwalk, CT under the direction of Jeff Bellagamba.

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Instrumentation

  • 4-Flute 1
  • 4-Flute 2
  • 4-Flute 3
  • 2-Oboe
  • 2-Bassoon
  • 4-B flat Clarinet 1
  • 4-B flat Clarinet 2
  • 4-B flat Clarinet 3
  • 2-B flat bass clarinet
  • 2-E flat alto saxophone 1
  • 2-E flat alto saxophone 2
  • 2-B flat tenor saxophone
  • 2-E flat baritone saxophone
  • 4-B flat Trumpet 1
  • 4-B flat Trumpet 2
  • 4-B flat Trumpet 3
  • 4-F horn
  • 2-Trombone 1
  • 2-Trombone 2
  • 2-Trombone 3
  • 2-Baritone BC
  • 2-Baritone TC
  • 2-Tuba
  • 1-String Bass
  • 1-Timpani
  • 2-Percussion 1: Suspended Cymbal, Tenor or Low Drum, Chimes, Glockenspiel, Tambourine
  • 2-Percussion 2: Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Shaker Pod or Maracas, Tambourine, Suspended Cymbal, High Timbale or High Roto-Tom
  • 2-Percussion 3: Snare Drum, Triangle
  • 2-Percussion 4: Drum Set
  • 1-Piano

Reviews / Comments

"Director's favorite parts of Ghost Walk"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL209ED00A7E90DB54&v=u133Iis2Efs&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=AmericanComposersForum

Listen/Watch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ1JEJ9g4lg&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=AmericanComposersForum

American Composers Forum
https://composersforum.org/bandquest/ghost-walk/