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Only Light, Only Love

From Wind Repertory Project
Leslie Gilreath

Leslie Gilreath


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $16.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangles (3)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Only Light, Only Love is based on a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness
Only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate.
Only love can do that.

This piece is an affirmation of an undying belief in light and love and the overwhelming need for both in our world today. It highlights beauty in the midst of struggle, with the realization that love is ultimately the key to a sense of overcoming in the face of darkness and hatred.

Only Light, Only Love was commissioned by James Barnes and the Blythewood High School Wind Symphony, and dedicated to Alfred Watkins.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

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Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Gilreath, L. (2018). Only Light, Only Love [score]. C. Alan Publications: Greensboro, N.C.
  • Perusal score