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Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Music Propria
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


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-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Vibraphone I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

6.5 million companion animals enter animal shelters every year and 2.4 million of these adoptable animals are put down. These numbers do not include the thousands who suffer in silence. Thanks to thousands of caring people, these numbers are steadily decreasing, but we still have a long way to go. This work is dedicated to all those who work hard in the fight to end puppy mills, to rescue suffering pets and to provide care and medical attention to all those rescued. It is dedicated to those companions who get rescued and for those whose rescue never comes.

We are all shepherds. Every living creature is in our care. Hopefully mankind will someday uphold his responsibility and become caretaker of all living things on earth. Maybe someday all humans will be humane and mankind will be kind.

The pictures of the rescued animals belong to people who are my friends on Facebook. Apparently, I keep great company when it comes to people who rescue and adopt animals who have been cast away. My own rescues are also in the photos. The published score will feature these beautiful rescues in full color.

- Program Note by composer

"For Those who rescue, Those who get rescued and especially for Those whose rescue never comes."

Commissioned by the Bednarcik, Plank, Murphy, Thompson and Traughber Junior High School Bands of School District #308, Oswego, Il, Rachel Maxwell, Coordinator.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of North Georgia (Dahlonega) Symphonic Band (J. Ashley Jerrell, conductor) – 9 October 2019
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.) Wind Symphony (James Patrick Miller, conductor) - 11 May 2019
  • Sturgis (Mich.) Wind Symphony (Scott Davidson, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • Kent State (Ohio) Communiversity Band (Wendy Matthews, conductor) – 30 April 2019
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Concert Band (John Stanley Ross, conductor) – 24 April 2019
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Symphony Band (Jason Rinehart, conductor) – 16 April 2019
  • University of Southern Maine (Gorham) Concert Band (Jacqueline Townsend, conductor) – 31 March 2019
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Winds (Rachel Maxwell, conductor) – 22 March 2019
  • Cobb Wind Ensemble (Marietta, Ga.) (Alfred L. Watkins, conductor) - 20 December 2018 (2018 Midwest Clinic)

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