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Steven Bryant

Steven Bryant

The title is intentionally written in lower case.

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 6:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Gorilla Salad Productions
Cost: Score and Parts - $115.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
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
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone

Solo Voice


  • Flute I, m.27: Beat 2 should be an E-flat (unison with Flute II)
  • Bassoon I, m.39-40: Make running 16th figure optional
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II, m.38-39: colla Bassoon 1, starting m. 38, beat 3
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet III, m.11-13: Missing trill and tie
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I, m.57-58: Add cue for Bassoon 1
  • Horn in F II-III, m.40-44: Swap Horn 2, 3 so that the register is appropriate to the horn role
  • Horn in F, m.69: Tuplet should be triplet, not sextuplet
  • Horn in F II-III-IV, m.69: Missing tenuto on '&' of 1
  • Piano: Part not in score

Program Notes

all stars are love began as a simple song written as a surprise gift for my wife, Verena, for our wedding in 2010. I set the E.E. Cummings poem all stars are (and not one star only) love, and our dear friend and extraordinary soprano Hila Plitmann performed it at the ceremony in Austria. Fellow composer (and Hila's husband!) Eric Whitacre suggested at the time that it would work well as an instrumental work, and that thought stuck with me, until the right opportunity to adapt the work arose. This commission from the Colorado Wind Ensemble and CWE Commissioning Project Consortium gave me that opportunity. I can never simply arrange a work from one medium to another, however, and I ended up recomposing large portions of the work, so this is as much new music as it is material from the original song, though the dramatic shape and harmonic progression at the heart of the work remain.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg) Concert Band (Travis Higa, conductor; Meredith Johnson, soprano) - 7 March 2022
  • United States Army Band (Washington, D.C.) (Andrew Esch, conductor) – 25 January 2020 (Winchester, Va.)
  • Pacific Symphony (Costa Mesa, Calif.) Youth Wind Ensemble (Gregory X. Whitmore, conductor) – 17 November 2019
  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Joshua Gall, conductor; Isabella Dolande, soprano) – 8 May 2019
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Winds (Anthony Marinello, III, conductor) – 27 April 2018
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Wind Symphony (Kevin Sedatole, conductor) – 22 March 2018
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Symphonic Band (Shawn Vondran, conductor) – 27 October 2017
  • World Youth Wind Orchestra Project (Schladming, Aus.) (Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, conductor; Hila Plittman, soprano) – 16 July 2017
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Symphonic Band (Matthew O. Smith, conductor) – 20 October 2016
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Symphonic Band (Kirk Saville, conductor) – 29 March 2016
  • 207 Wind Orchestra (Timothy Burns, conductor) - February 13, 2016
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Symphonic Band (Randall Coleman, conductor) – 4 February 2016
  • University of Missouri (Columbia) Wind Ensemble (Brian Silvey, conductor) – 3 December 2015
  • Michigan State University Symphony Band (John T. Madden, conductor) – 27 October 2015
  • University of Texas Wind Symphony (Anthony Marinello, conductor) - 25 February 2015
  • Colorado Wind Ensemble (Denver) (Matthew J. Roeder, conductor) - 6 April 2014 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Bryant, S. (2014). All stars are love: Symphonic band [score]. Steven Bryant Music: [Durham, N.C.].