In the Moment Too

From Wind Repertory Project
James Stephenson

James Stephenson

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Stephenson Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00; (digital) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion (5 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbals (2)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

First – to set the stage for why this piece is composed as it is, perhaps it is best to quote the words of Craig Roselieb (for whom it is dedicated). Craig writes:

We all as music educators, myself included after 33 years, are still searching for ways to keep students engaged in moments of music making. With all of life’s distractions, i.e., social media, racial and political tension, and the average pressure put on high school students to produce good grades, high test scores and AP credits, it is increasingly difficult to keep music making as a priority in our daily lives. I am grateful, as are the many different music students in our school, that we have 50 minutes each day to pull ourselves out of the pressures and distractions of our environment, and create musical moments together. The true blessing of being a music teacher for so many years is that each day has at least one of these moments, and these are what keep us coming back to work each day for more.

I wrote another piece first (In the Moment), and decided I needed to add this one. I just wanted to write something beautiful.

- Program Note by composer

These musical moments are commissioned for the students of the Downers Grove Il. South High School Wind Ensemble and Craig Alan Roselieb, Director, 1994-2018

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Wind Ensemble (Mike Fansler, conductor) – 21 February 2020
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Wind Ensemble (Mike Fansler, conductor) – 6 October 2018

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