Winds of Nagual
Winds of Nagual is a 1985 composition for wind ensemble by the North American composer Michael Colgrass. It has become a standard of the wind ensemble/concert band repertoire. Based on the writings of Carlos Castaneda, the work consists of seven movements.
- Movement 1: "The Desert: Don Juan Emerges from the Mountains"
- Movement 2: "Don Genaro Appears"
- Movement 3: "Carlos Stares at the River and Becomes a Bubble"
- Movement 4: "The Gait of Power"
- Movement 5: "Asking Twilight for Calmness and Power"
- Movement 6: "Don Juan Clowns for Carlos"
- Movement 7: "Last Conversation and Farewell"
- Flute I–III (all double piccolo, two double alto flute)
- E♭ soprano clarinet
- B♭ soprano clarinet I–VI
- B♭ bass clarinet
- E♭ contra-alto clarinet
- B♭ contrabass clarinet
- Soprano saxophone
- Alto saxophone
- Trumpet I–VI (V–VI double cornet)
- Horn in F I–VI
- Trombone I–VI (trombone V–VI should be bass trombones)
- Euphonium (two players)
- Tuba (2 players)
- String bass (2 players)
- Celesta (and piano)
- Percussion I–V, including:
- Battisti, Frank L. The Winds of Change: The Evolution of the Contemporary American Wind Band/Ensemble and Its Conductor. Galesville, Maryland: Meredith Music Publications. pg. 106., 2002. ISBN 978-0-634-04522-6.