Score and Parts:
- Oboe 1
- Oboe 2
- English Horn
- Soprano Sax
- Tubular Bells
- Percussion : Hand Drum (Bodhran, Bucket Drum, Etc.) and Finger Cymbals or Triangle
About Pan Among the Reeds:
The subtitle of the piece is “A Drama for Musicians and Dancers” and is broken up into five dramatic sections:
- Processional Dance
- Sacred Dance; Pan is Stirred by the Nymphs Revels
- The Young Nymph Sings to the Earth and Rain; Pan joins her song in hopes of wooing her
- The Young Nymph is Called back to the Sacred Dance by her Sisters; the Young Nymph invites Pan to join the dance
- Procession to the Temple of Apollo and the marriage feast; in their union a New Reed is born
The Flute and Oboe 1 parts contain brief bits of recitative-like dialogue which is intended to be played, not sung; the text serves as a kind of expression marking.
The Soprano Sax part is very brief: the part of the New Reed being born . . . a marriage of the metallic flute and reeded oboe.
While dancers would be a wonderful addition, and are part of the piece as it was conceptualized, they are optional.