Release the Hounds

Written: 2012

Price: full set $95; score $25

Commissioned By: The Westwood High School “Concert Band I” (Austin, TX), Thomas Turpin, Director

Duration: ca. 3:30

Grade Level: 3.5


The Simpsons

Episode 1F16 – “Burns’ Heir”
Original Air Date: April 14, 1994

Mr. Burns: “I suggest you leave immediately.”

Homer: “Or what? You’ll release the dogs, or the bees, or the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they shoot bees at you?  Well, go ahead!  Do your worst!”

The Hounds-2

Release the Hounds is Montoya’s ninth work for symphonic winds and is dedicated to David Jennison.