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Jennifer Jolley (photo: Tina Gutierrez)

Jennifer Jolley


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 6:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Instrumentation

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
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

I never saw snowfall as a child growing up in Southern California; it was more a phenomenon that I saw in cartoons or read in children’s books.

I did, however, witness my first ash-fall when I was in elementary school. I looked up into the clouded sky and saw specks of ash falling from it. Excited but puzzled, I looked to my elementary school teacher during recess and held out my hand. “Oh, that’s ash from the wildfires,” she said. At that time, I couldn’t comprehend how an enormous forest fire could create a small flurry of ash-flakes.

Now I have the ominous understanding that something so magical and beautiful comes from something so powerful and destructive.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

  • Musicfest Canada: B400


Performances

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  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Symphony Band (Don Linn, conductor) - 21 April 2022
  • University of Toronto (Ont., Can.) Wind Ensemble (Gillian MacKay, conductor) - 2 December 2021
  • Cornell College (Mount Vernon, Iowa) Symphonic Band (Joshua W. Neuenschwander, conductor) - 29 October 2021
  • Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff) Wind Symphony (Sarah Baker, conductor) - 15 October 2021
  • Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Wind & Percussion Ensemble (Cory Near, conductor) - 27 February 2021
  • University of Miami (Fla.) Frost Wind Ensemble (Roy McLerran, conductor) - 21 February 2021
  • The Hartt Wind Ensemble (West Hartford, Conn.) (Glen Adsit, conductor) - 19 November 2020
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) Symphonic Winds (Ryan Scherber, conductor) – 2 March 2020
  • San Jose (Calif.) State University Wind Ensemble (David Vickerman, conductor) - 22 February 2020 (2020 CASMEC Conference, Fresno)
  • Libertyville (Ill.) High School Band (Adam Gohr, conductor) – 21 February 2020 (CBDNA 2020 North Central Division Conference, Chicago, Ill.)
  • Hayes (Ohio) High School Wind Ensemble (Andy Doherty, conductor) – 13 February 2020
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony (Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor) – 7 February 2020
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables) Honors Wind Ensemble (Stephen Davis, conductor) – 1 February 2020
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) Symphonic Winds (Ryan Scherber, conductor) – 26 January 2020
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Wind Ensemble (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) – 7 January 2020
  • San Jose (Calif.) State University Wind Ensemble (David Vickerman, conductor) – 8 December 2019
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Symphony Band (Caroline Hand, conductor) – 6 December 2019
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Wind Symphony (John R. Stewart, conductor) – 22 November 2019
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Connor Thompson, conductor) - 19 November 2019
  • West Chester University (Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Stephen D. Davis, conductor) – 3 November 2019
  • Fresno (Calif.) Pacific University Symphonic Band (Erik Kar Jun, conductor) - 17 November 2018 (Seattle, Wash.) *Premiere Performance*


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