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This Is Our Joyful Hour

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Kevin Krumenauer

Kevin Krumenauer

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General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 8:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Krumenauer Music, LLC
Cost: Score and Parts - $149.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

We cannot control everything that happens to us.

Life is a mixture of the good and the bad, the beautiful and the painful, the tragic and the life-giving all in one; it cannot be separated and we do not get to choose. We must never forget that we have the power to create, that no matter what storms may be raging around us we always have the power to choose the good and that by making that choice we choose to create, to make the world more of what it was intended to be.

This music grew out of a desire to make the choice for the good in the face of a very bad personal situation and the belief that when we come together as performer and as listener we actively participate in the re-creation of that good. The title references the fact that we, here and now, can make that choice. I hope that it brings strength to every performer and listener.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by Dr. Gary Ciepluch and the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, to whom it is gratefully dedicated.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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