Tongues of Fire (Christos Hatzis)

Original Music

Composer Christos Hatzis
Instrumentation solo percussion and orchestra
Duration 40 min.

I. In Darkness and Fear
II. Eternity's Heartbeat
III. Of This World
IV. To the Ends of the Earth

Commissioned by Scotia Festival of Music for percussionists Evelyn Glennie and Beverley Johnston (with assistance from the Canada Arts Council)
Premiere June 2007, Scotia Festival of Music, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Publisher Promethean Editions

Brass Band Arrangement

Instrumentation solo percussion and brass band
Commissioned by

Hannaford Street Silver Band


Beverley Johnston (percussion), Hannaford Street Silver Band, conducted by James Gourlay
February 10, 2013. Jane Mallet Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre, Toronto

Wind Ensemble Arrangement

Instrumentation solo percussion and wind ensemble
Commissioned by

Dr. Glenn Price and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles

  • Acadia University (Canada)
  • Bankok Silpakorn Wind Orchestra (Thailand)
  • Cim L'Armonica (Spain)
  • Eastman School of Music (USA)
  • Kwantlen University College (Canada)
  • Royal Northern College of Music (Great Britain)
  • University of Alberta (Canada)
  • University of Calgary (Canada)
  • University of Lethbridge (Canada)
  • University of New Mexico (USA)
  • University of Toronto (Canada)


Rod Squance (percussion), University of Calgary Wind Ensemble, conducted by Glenn Price
Tuesday February 2, 2010. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre, Calgary, Alberta

Audio Excerpts (MP3)



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