Movin' on Down the Line

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c.7:47
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica Propria
Cost: Score and Parts - $130.00   |   Score Only - $30.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Tubular Bells



None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Movin' on Down the Line was composed for the Auburn University Symphonic Band in celebration of its retiring and beloved conductor, Dr. Johnnie B. Vinson. Whenever I am approached with composing works of this nature, I always think of trains and the parallel they have to the human life’s journey.

Strangely, I have always lived within ear reach of train tracks. During the day, it reminds me that life just keeps on moving. At night, sometimes it is a lonely sound, and if I am up composing (which is most nights) it makes me smile because I know there is somebody else awake and working too. Always, it makes me wonder;

Where has that train been? Where is it now and where is it going?

Johnnie has been many places, and for 27 years, he has been at Auburn University. Soon, his life "tracks" will take him elsewhere. It is a time of sadness and a time of rejoicing. This work reflects on the journeys of a train and the journeys of a man. Full of memories, the love of life and the drive to keep going.

-Program Note by composer


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