From Wind Repertory Project
James Stephenson

James Stephenson

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Stephenson Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

…Forward is written to commemorate the new band shell for the park district of Wheaton, Ill., to be premiered by the Wheaton Municipal Concert Band, under the direction of Bruce Moss. Like so much of the rest of the arts and of the world, so many things were put to a halt during the years of 2020 and 2021. (At the time of this writing, it is still uncertain when “normal” will return.)

…Forward was written with the spirit of hope and energy that we might finally be headed in the right direction. It is celebratory in nature, both for the new band shell, and also for the experience of people sitting on stages and in audiences together again.

My sincerest thanks to Bruce, and to the band and city of Wheaton for entrusting this music-making project to me!

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Central Iowa Wind Ensemble (Des Moines) (Mark Doerffel, conductor) - 6 March 2022
  • Wheaton (Ill.) Municipal Band (Bruce Moss, conductor) – 10 June 2021 *Premiere Performance*

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