Chant and Ritual Dance composed by Joseph Compello. For concert band (flute, oboe (opt. flute 2), clarinet 1 in Bb, clarinet 2 in Bb, bass clarinet in Bb, alto saxophone in Eb, tenor saxophone in Bb, baritone saxophone in Eb, trumpet 1 in Bb, trumpet 2 in Bb, horn in F, trombone, euphonium b.c., bassoon, euphonium t.c. in B). First Plus Performance Series. Score and parts. Duration 2 minutes, 50 seconds. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.FPS104).
Using only the notes of the C-minor scale, Chant and Ritual Dance is an undemanding yet useful showpiece for a young band. This composition draws its mood from the brave opening statement that is reiterated in the Chant portion of the piece and also becomes the basis of the Ritual Dance.