Bayside Reflections

From Wind Repertory Project
Lisa Galvin

Lisa Galvin

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $74.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Hilliard Memorial Middle School Bands their director, Mr. John Montgomery, Bayside Reflections was inspired by the majesty and beauty of the many bays and lakes in northern Michigan. The piece has a strong and jubilant opening, symbolizing not only the many beautiful colors that are visible in these waters, but also the magnificent vessels that navigate them.

Much like the gradients of the water's color, this piece3 transitions into a beautiful slower section, where a beckoning nautical melody is first heard by a solitary trumpet player. Bodies of water often have a melancholic mood of their own, and this section offers a time of reflection and appreciation for the rarely equaled natural splendor presented by these waters.

The work then returns to the opening statement before arriving at a strong and confident finish, meant to remind the listener of the powerful and awe-inspiring beauty these waters have to offer.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Ohio: OMEA Junior High Band A


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  • Galvin, L. [2017]. Bayside Reflections [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 330.
  • Perusal score