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Be Still and Still Moving

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Nicole Piunno

Nicole Piunno

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Nicole Piunno
Cost: Score and Parts – Available July 2021


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe (div.)
Bassoon (div.)
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
Euphonium (div.)
Tuba (div.)
Percussion I-IX, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Concert Toms (4)
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals (2: one suspended)
  • Marimba
  • Shekere
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal (large)
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Be Still and Still Moving was written for my friend and former band director, James Gray. The piece was written during his 35th year of teaching.

The hymn Be Still, My Soul serves as the backbone of this piece. The opening is calm, yet mysterious. This leads to a more dramatic middle section that is full of continuous motion. Over all, this piece reveals the paradox of finding rest even in the midst of unceasing movement and eventually leads to a bold chorale of the hymn with fanfare-like motives above it. At this moment in the piece I think of the following line from the hymn: "All now mysterious shall be bright at last."

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Dublin (Ohio) Scioto High School Wind Ensemble (James Gray, conductor) – 2 May 2021 *Premiere Performance*

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