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Sol y Sombra (Grantham)

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Donald Grantham

Donald Grantham

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Piquant Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $250.00


Full Score
Flute 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
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle, small
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wind Chimes, metal
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In Spain, tickets for the bullfight ring are sold in three categories: sol, sombra, and sol y sombra. This determines whether the ticket holder sits entirely in the sun, entirely in the shade, or sometimes in sun and sometimes in shade. It has been 25 years since I attended bullfights in Barcelona and Madrid, but, for some reason, this title occurred to me in regard to this piece. It begins and ends with a bright and crisp "sunny" character, but moves to a darker, moodier place in the middle.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Donald Grantham website (Piquant Press)
  • Glaser, Kyle R. "Sol y Sombra." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 470-476. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.