With Each Sunset

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Richard Saucedo

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Subtitle: Comes the Promise of a New Day

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Music Works / Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Music has always been used as a way of expressing emotions or as an antidote to certain painful life encounters, and With Each Sunset functions in both ways. The work was written in memory of Jack Hensley (September 22, 1955 - September 21, 2004). Hensley was an American engineer from Marietta, Georgia, working in Iraq to support his wife and daughter, who was kidnapped and brutally slain by his captors. Hensley would have celebrated his 49th birthday the following day.

The title of the work suggests that in the darkest moments of life, there is hope for a new beginning. Specific compositional techniques are used to help reinforce the basic concept. For example, after a brief introduction, the majority of the chord progressions unfold into predominantly major sonorities. The impression conveys optimism, rather than tragedy.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • Kansas: III
  • Michigan: Senior High C
  • Minnesota: III
  • Mississippi: III-A


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