Blaze the Trail

From Wind Repertory Project
Lisa Galvin

Lisa Galvin

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $74.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Inspired by one of Ohio’s first women band directors, this spirited work showcases all sections of the advancing concert band. Bold brass fanfares introduce a regal, uplifting melody that is followed by a beautifully expressive middle section alluding to the tune Amazing Grace, and a powerful ending.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Ohio: OMEA High School Band C


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Salem Band (Winston Salem, N.C.) (Eileen M. Young, conductor) - 19 February 2023
  • Kent State (Ohio) Communiversity Band (Sarah Kois, conductor) – 3 December 2019
  • Ohio University (Athens) University Band (Brooke Woods, conductor) – 25 April 2019
  • Kent State (Ohio) Communiversity Band (John Franklin, conductor) – 1 May 2018
  • Teays Valley High School (Ashville, Ohio) Golden Sound (Lisa Galvin, conductor) – 18 May 2017

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  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 330.
  • Perusal score