Shadow Falls

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica Propria
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $16.00


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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone (2)


  • Solo Violin. Publisher website lists a solo violin in the instrumentation. There is no violin.

Program Notes

“When the shadow falls across the doorway, it is time for me to go home." My grandmother used to say that all the time. She hated to be out after dark. I think of that term often, and in the summer of 2013 I had the distinct honor of spending 10 days on tour with a wonderful group of musicians in Japan. On the last day of the tour, the shadows fell across the doorway and left me with a heavy heart. As an American we are fond of saying things like “see you later” as a good-bye. For the most part, I knew parting from my new friends was more of a “see you never again” type of fare thee well. Composing Shadow Falls was like therapy. It was a good way to express my feelings of joy and sadness. That summer, music brought us all together and now, Shadow Falls serves as a forever farewell.

- Program Note by composer


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