Space Symphony

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

General Info

Year: 1986 / 1991
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $169.95   |   Score Only (print) - $19.95


  • Full Score
  • Condensed Score
  • C Piccolo
  • Flute I-II
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • 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-III
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Timpani
  • Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:
*Bass Drum
*Crash Cymbal
*Finger Cymbal (2; high and low)
  • *Piccolo Snare Drum
*Suspended Cymbal
*Tubular Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

An overture in the style of a science-fiction TV scores. Commissioned by Northwestern State University and Kappa Kappa Psi, Theta Nu chapter, Natchitoches, Louisiana.

- Program Note from publisher

Space Symphony was commissioned by Theta Nu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Northwestern State University Band, which premiered the work, conducted by Williams Brent, in 1986.

The trip into space is first represented by a muted trumpet solo and a section of brass chords moving in parallel motion. The intensity increases with the addition of woodwinds led by the solo flute and clarinet. Part two, Deep Space, features a demanding alto saxophone solo, representing the first meeting with an alien. Part three begins with triplet figures by the timpani which surge into a fast 6/8 rhythm featuring solo oboe and upper woodwinds. Powerful brass and rapidly descending woodwinds signal the return from the exploration of space.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band

Despite the title, Space Symphony is not listed as one of Giroux's five (as of 2019) symphonies. Its form is more that of an overture.


(Needed - please join the WRP if you can help.)

State Ratings

  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works