Grace in Being, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica Propria
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $17.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Everybody deserves to be what they are meant to be. To be exactly how God made them.

This music was composed for all those who struggle with the oppression of this world, a world the has yet to embrace the differences inherent in each of us. Race, religion, sexual orientation: these things and others should never be oppressed.

It is sad to think that so many in this world live with this oppression. We should stop dreaming of the day when this oppression is lifted and instead work each day to make it so. We each deserve the "Grace to Be."

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned for the Sycamore School Symphonic Band, Indianapolis, Indiana, Candi Granlund, Band Director. In memory of Dr. Donald W. Johnson.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Poth (Tx.) High School Wind Ensemble (Chase Failing, conductor) - 23 May 2023
  • Towson (Md.) University Wind Symphony (Christopher Cicconi, conductor) - 11 May 2023
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Collegiate Winds (Sarah Baker, conductor) - 6 December 2022
  • University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls) Concert Band (Foteini Angeli, conductor) - 24 February 2022
  • Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa) Wind Ensemble (Leon Kuehner, conductor) - 8 November 2020
  • Smoky Hill High School (Aurora, Colo.) Symphonic Winds (Zak Ruffert, conductor) – 26 April 2019
  • Washington Union High School (Fresno, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Robert Madrid, conductor – 12 April 2019 (2019 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • Mankato (Minn.) West High School Concert Band (Brady Krusemark, conductor) – 9 March 2019
  • HvMK Västmanland (Sweden) (Björn Waldebrink, conductor) – 2017
  • Sycamore School (Indianapolis, Ind.) Symphonic Band (Candi Granlund, conductor) - 21 May 2013 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Creasap, Susan D. "The Grace in Being." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 12, Compiled and edited by Andrew Trachsel, 220-230. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2021.
  • Julie Giroux website Accessed 10 July 2021
  • Perusal score