In the Spirit of Unity

From Wind Repertory Project
Chandler Wilson

Chandler Wilson

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 5:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe 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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In the Spirit of Unity is an original composition inspired by the aesthetics of a love relationship. To capture the warmth of passion and companionship, the work is mostly lyrical, showcasing beautiful soaring tutti melodies and rich harmonic accompaniment. The solo passages over the opening drones express in the initial quarks and butterflies of expression in a new relationship. As the piece develops there are statements of disagreement, but they are always met with harmonic resolution. Masterful color shifting near the ending shares a profound message of continued mutual respect, acceptance and eternal attraction – all characteristics of the spirit of unity.

Commissioned by the Dillard Center for the Arts Wind Orchestra, Sheldon A. McLean, Director. Music for All National Festival, Indianapolis, Ind., March 15, 2018

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

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[[Category: Grade III]