Under the Willow

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica Propria
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $120.00   |   Score Only (print) - $16.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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
Solo Cornets
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
  • Chimes
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

No stranger to writing music about the Civil War, Julie Giroux wrote music for the PBS Civil War television miniseries North & South and its sequel Love & War, among others. When asked to write Under the Willow, Giroux states, “I wanted to harness the flavors of both the North and the South, a simpler time with particular attention given to African-American nuances which later went on to become the blues, and present it with contemporary feel in my own musical language.” Through her research, she discovered the poem The Blue and the Gray by Francis Miles Finch. It is inspired by the real actions of women in Columbus, Mississippi, who prayed and placed flowers on all soldiers’ graves, regardless of which side they fought for. For Giroux, this story represents the utter heartbreak of war.

- Program Note from U.S. Army Field Band concert program, 16 December 2015


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