Queen of the Hive

A tale of tyranny, betrayal, and the coming of a new era, portrayed through the metaphor of a bee hive. Features original music with full sound effects design.

  • Reign of Terror - The queen (a clarinet soloist or other woodwind) holds court over her subjects in this buzzing, menacing opener.
  • A New Queen - The birth of another queen is heralded by a french horn soloist in the hushed beginnings of this movement. She is revealed in the climactic final moments, as the music becomes more confrontational.
  • Rebellion - A twisted and warped version of "Flight of the Bumblebee" takes over as the hive rebels against its former ruler.
  • A New Era - With the old queen gone, the hive celebrates its new queen and the age to come.

Difficulty: Advanced Level


Originally commissioned by the Columbus North High School, Columbus, IN. Bryan Munoz, director.

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Instrumentation Price
Winds only$1,250

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
  • Exclusive performance rights within your band's classification group at events you attend (ask about our Reservation Form for more details)
  • 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