Keveli Music Band Publication

Eloi, Eloi


Wind Ensemble


Kevin M. Walczyk

Grade 4   |   Duration: 5'00"
Eloi Score Cover

Eloi, Eloi was composed for conductor Ray E. Cramer and the Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble. The work's expression is not programmatic. It is intended as a simple prayer that pays tribute to and is in remembrance of the March 11, 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims. The title is drawn from Psalm 22:1, Matthew 27:46, and Mark 15:34 and states (in Arabic), Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? and translates to, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? The work was later adapted as the opening movement to the composer's Cantata, Drifting Gently Through Endless Beauty.

Although the work is rated as a grade 4 work, the solos that occur throughout the work in the 1st Flute part requires a mature, experienced player. Please interpret the 1st Flute part as grade 5-6. Please view the perusal score for further evaluation. Please note that the Harp part, crucial to the overall timbre and texture of the work, cannot be construed as an "optional" part. The Harp part is necessary in expressing the emotional aspect required of Eloi, Eloi.

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Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble, Ray E. Cramer, conductor

Watch a live performance of Eloi, Eloi by the North Texas Wind Symphony, Conducting Associate Jack Eaddy, conductor. This performance occurred on November 17, 2016 at Windspear Hall on the campus of the University of North Texas, in Denton.



Watch a live performance of Eloi, Eloi by the President’s Own United States Marine Band, Lt. Colonel Jason K. Fettig, conductor. This performance occurred on July 20, 2016 at the West Terrace of the U.S. Capitol.


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Eloi, Eloi is a grade 4 work. It should be noted that the work contains an exposed, difficult flute solo throughout. Eloi, Eloi is moderately challenging to and suitable for most advanced high school symphonic bands, wind ensembles and small college bands. The work is  suitable for most college-level bands & wind ensembles.

flutes 1-31st contains featured solos; 2nd is alto flute in G
English horn
sopranino clarinet
clarinets 1-3
bass clarinet
contra-alto clarinet
alto saxophones 1-2
tenor saxophone
baritone saxophone
bassoons 1-2
horns 1-4
cornets 1-3
trombones 1-33rd is bass
euphonium – B.C. & T.C.
percussion 1vibraphone
percussion 2medium tam-tam and small triangle
percussion 3large tam-tam and medium triangle
string bass