The Angel in the Marble

Based upon the famous quote from Michelangelo, "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." Features original music in addition to Respighi, Frank Ticheli, and Eric Whitacre.

"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. The opener and ballad set up a big "reveal" moment in the closer - the perfect opportunity to introduce an angelic character and leave the audience in awe.


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

*This show includes copyrighted material. Additional fees may be required in order to obtain appropriate permissions - 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