The Angel in the Marble

"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo.

Features original music in addition to Respighi, Frank Ticheli, and Eric Whitacre.

  • Intro - melodies from Pines of Rome are passed around the winds as the full ensemble comes together for the opening climax
  • Work Begins - original music portrays the thrill of potential as the stone is first carved
  • Discovery - the calm chorale of Ticheli's Angels in the Architecture evokes the zen of creativity as the angel begins to take shape
  • Set Them Free - the triumphant finale as the angels are set free, set to Eric Whitacre's "Fly to Paradise"

Difficulty: Intermediate Level


Originally commissioned by the Norwell High School Band, Ossian, IN. Cory Kelley, director.


Due to the inclusion of copyrighted material, the performing group must obtain appropriate licensing. We recommend using Tresona's convenient online system for securing copyright permission.

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Instrumentation Price*
Winds with percussion outline$1,250
Winds & Full Percussion$2,000

*This show includes copyrighted material. Performing groups are required to obtain appropriate licensing - contact us for more info.

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