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Paradise Awaiting

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William Owens

William Owens

The title of this work is correctly written Paradise Awaiting...

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba (optional)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This sensitive work about loss includes musical expressions of great spirit and joy. The gentle opening mood gradually gives way to an upbeat and energetic melody that playfully passes throughout the ensemble in the form of several variations. Eventually the music settles down into a sense of calm, ending with a single delicate note that fades to silence.

- Program Note from publisher

Composing music to honor the loss of a cherished student is never an easy task. To the C. E. King (TX) Middle School Band and directors Crystal Hoisager and Brice Harkness, this work comes with sincere condolences and a heavy heart.

Paradise Awaiting... honors the memory of Andrea Cortez and her alto saxophone, “Timmy 2.” Adored by students and teachers alike, this vibrant young lady was deeply passionate about playing music and was a tremendous inspiration to all she touched. While there are reflective moments, the overall character of the work is happy and spirited (as was Andrea). The beginning offers a gentle flute/alto saxophone melody soon shared by the woodwinds and trumpets. The music gradually becomes stronger, and the tranquil mood quickly becomes upbeat and energetic. As a lively variation of the initial melody passes playfully throughout the ensemble, many interesting variations of style and tonal color can be heard. The mood abruptly becomes again calm and the music ends with a single, delicate note from the alto saxophone.

- Program Note from score


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