And the Joy We Share

From Wind Repertory Project
Noah Taylor

Noah Taylor

General Info

Year: 2023
Duration: c. 8:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Taylor Haus
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00; (digital) - $200.00


  • Full Score
  • Flute I-II-III (III doubling Piccolo)
  • 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
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Contra-Bass
  • Piano
  • Timpani
  • Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:
*Bass Drum
*Concert Toms (3)
*Mark Tree
*Snare Drum
*Suspended Cymbal
*Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

And the Joy We Share is a poignant and uplifting composition commissioned in 2022 by Dr. Christian Zembower for the East Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble. This heartfelt piece was created to honor the memory of Christian's parents, Thomas and Patricia Zembower, who passed away just months apart. To honor Patricia's love for the hymn In the Garden by C. Austin Miles, written in 1913, Taylor incorporated melodic motives from this cherished hymn as the foundation of the new composition. The title, And the Joy We Share, is derived from a line in the hymn's refrain, emphasizing the profound joy experienced in the spiritual connection it describes.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the East Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble, Christian Zembower, conductor. Dedicated to the honor and memory his parents, Thomas & Patricia Zembower.

- Program Note from score

In the Garden (sometimes rendered by its first line "I Come to the Garden Alone" is a gospel song written by American songwriter C. Austin Miles (1868–1946), a former pharmacist who served as editor and manager at Hall-Mack publishers for 37 years. According to Miles' great-granddaughter, the song was written "in a cold, dreary and leaky basement in Pitman, New Jersey that didn't even have a window in it let alone a view of a garden." The song was first published in 1912 and popularized during the Billy Sunday evangelistic campaigns of the early twentieth century by two members of his staff, Homer Rodeheaver and Virginia Asher.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • West Chester University (Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Carly McClendon, conductor) - 24 September 2023

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