Order and Chaos

Explore the eternal conflict between chaos and order with this dynamic musical interpretation featuring original music with Barber's "Medea's Dance of Vengeance" - complete with full sound FX design!


The show begins with a calm, familiar Bach chorale (commonly known as the hymn "It is Well With My Soul") which begins to morph as the woodwinds interject the first bit of "chaos" into the show. The chorale morphs and suddenly the entire band is playing a sinister version for the opening climax. The opener introduces an electric guitar (could be played on a keyboard or even a talented woodwind soloist!) as chaos takes over. A tranquil middle section expands the opening chorale into a full ballad. Medea's Dance of Vengeance takes over for the closer, followed by a finale which finally achieves a balance between the two opposing forces.


Difficulty: Intermediate Level


Originally commissioned by the Dekalb High School Band, Waterloo, IN. Shanna Lank, director.


Due to the inclusion of copyrighted material, the performing group must obtain appropriate permission before we can give them access to the files. We recommend using Tresona's convenient online system for securing copyright permission.

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Instrumentation Price
Winds only$1,250
Winds & percussion$2,000

Show package includes:

  • PDF files for full score and all parts
  • MP3 audio recording of the full show
  • Individual .wav files for any triggered sound effects or pre-shows
  • Minor instrumentation/orchestration adjustments (moving a solo to a different instrument, etc.)
  • Private password protected web page containing all files for digital download
  • Regional exclusivity based on your primary circuit and class, BOA/WGI exclusivity based on individual contests
  • Performance permission for one full season (typically ending in November)
  • If you buy the winds score and plan on using your own percussion arranger, we can offer Finale/MusicXML files upon request