From Wind Repertory Project
Jennifer Jolley (photo: Liz Glenn)

Jennifer Jolley

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: (Digital) Jennifer Jolley; (Physical) Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts - $150.00   |   Score Only - $30.00


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
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
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Lichtweg/Lightway is a wind ensemble pieced based on the Keith Sonnier’s light installation in Connecting Level 03 in Terminal 1 at the Munich Airport. Bright fluorescent neon lights line the walls of a typical airport walkway to both guide travelers to where they are going and to help them cope with the stress of being in transit.

In this piece I musically portray the rhythmic placement of red and blue light emanating from this neon installation by creating a constant eighth-note ostinato that is heard throughout the piece. Just as the panes of glass, mirrors, and aluminum sheets refract and scatter the colorful neon light, this ostinato is diffused amongst the different colors in the ensemble.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the Georgia Tech Concert Band, Ting Chaowen, Conductor.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Wind Ensemble (Justin R. Stolarik, conductor) - 1 May 2024
  • Caldwell University Wind Ensemble (Caldwell, N.J.) - 8 December 2023
  • Maryland Band Directors Band (Rockville) (Christian Michael Folk, conductor) - 16 November 2023
  • Butte College Symphonic Band (Oroville, Calif.) (Ryan Heimlich, conductor) - 8 November 2023
  • High Point (N.C.) University Wind Ensemble (Brian Meixner, conductor) - 4 November 2023
  • Arkansas Tech University (Russellville) Symphonic Band (Jonathan Nash, conductor) - 3 October 2023
  • University of Nebraska - Omaha Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Omaha) (Joshua Kearney, conductor) - 28 September 2023
  • Cornell College (Mt. Vernon, Iowa) Wind Ensemble (Joshua W. Neuenschwander, conductor) - 29 April 2023
  • University of South Florida (Tampa) Symphonic Band (Tina DiMeglio, conductor) - 18 April 2023
  • Washington and Lee University Wind Ensemble (Lexington, Va.) (Christopher Dobbins, conductor) - 3 April 2023
  • Henry M. Jackson HS Honors Wind Ensemble (Ellensburg, Wa.) (Michael Lundquist, conductor) - 4 March 2023
  • Honors Performance Series Symphonic Band (Jason Noble, conductor) – 4 February 2023 (Carnegie Hall, New York)
  • Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Symphonic Band (Cory Near, conductor) - 9 November 2022
  • Ontario (Can.) Provincial Honour Band (Gillian MacKay, conductor) – 3 November 2022
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Wind Symphony (Jeffrey Summers, conductor) – 3 October 2022
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Michelle Bell, conductor) – 27 April 2022
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Wind Symphony (Lauren Gates, conductor) - 3 April 2022
  • Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, Va.) Ensemble (Brian Coffill, conductor) – 25 February 2022 (CBDNA 2022 Southern Conference, Columbia, S.C.)
  • Lubbock (Tx.) Christian University Wind Ensemble (Jackie Townsend, conductor) - 6 April 2021
  • University of South Florida (Tampa) Wind Ensemble (Michael Lebrias, conductor) - 12 March 2021
  • Georgia (Atlanta) Institute of Technology Concert Band (Chaowen Ting, conductor) – 19 November 2017 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Jennifer Jolley website Accessed 31 December 2017
  • Jolley, J. (2017). Lichtweg/Lightway (2017): For Symphonic Wind Ensemble [score]. Jennifer Jolley: [United States].
  • Kirk, Daniel, and Jennifer Jolley. "Lichtweg/Lightway." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 12, Compiled and edited by Andrew Trachsel, 563-569. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2021.
  • Perusal score