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


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

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


Errata

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


Media


State Ratings

  • Ohio: OMEA High School Band C


Performances

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


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

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