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Fate of the Gods

Fate of the Gods Steven Reineke

An outstanding new programmatic work by popular composer Steven Reineke based on tales from Nordic mythology. Perfect for better bands, this impressive composition is ideal for a wide variety of festival and concert performances. Challenging but well worth the effort!


Fate of the Gods. a programmatic work for symphonIc band, was inspired by tales of Nordic mythology. The piece teils the story of Ragnarok, also known as the Twilight of the Gods. An incredible war between forces of good and evil is fought, bringing about the end of the cosmos. After the destruction, a new and idyllic world will arise and this new earth will be filled only with joy and abundance.


The tirst section of the piece (measures 1-51) represents the creation of the primordial world in which forces of both good and evil are established. The second section (measures 52-118) is the development of the dark. devious themes that symbolize the God Loki, the personification of all things evil. His theme gives
way to the more soothing music (measures 119-172) that represents the God Balder, son of din. Balder personifies all that is good, pure and innocent. When evil ensues once again (measures 173-179), Heimdalt, the watchman of the Gods, sounds his horn, signaling the beginning of the end (measures (180-187). From all the corners of the world, gods, giants, dwarves, demons and elves will ride towards the huge plain where the last bettle will be fought. This tremendous bettle brings about massive chaos and eventually the destruction of the world (measures 188-213). All is destroyed save one tree, the tree of life, known es Yggdrasil. The tree gradually brings existente back to the world (measures 214-225). This time it is only forces of goodness which are created. Evil has destroyed itself and good has won over all (measures 226-250).

Besetzungsliste / Instrumentation:


Full Conductor Score
C Piccolo 1
1st & 2nd C Flutes 8
Oboe 2
1st Bb Clarinet 3
2nd Bb Clarinet 3
3rd Bb Clarinet 3
Bb Bass Clarinet 2
Basaoon 2
1st Eb Alto Saxophone
2nd Eb Alto Saxophone / Eb Alto Clarinet 2
Bb Tenor Saxophone 2
Eb Baritone Saxophons 1
1st Bb Trumpet 3
2nd Bb Trumpet 3
3rd Bb Trumpet 3
1st & 2nd F Homs 4
1st Trombone 2
2nd Trombone 2
3rd Trombone 2
Euphonium (Baritone) BC 2
Euphonium (Baritone) TC 2
Tubas 4
Mallet Percussion (Chimes Glock., Xylophone) 2
Aux. Percussion (Tam-Tam, Tambourine. Hi-Hat, Vibes, Bell Tree) 3
Crash Xymbal / Sue. Cymbal 2
Snare Drum / Tenor Drum / Bass Drum 3
Timpani 1
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