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Blue Radiance

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Nicole Piunno

Nicole Piunno

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $140.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Full Score
C Piccolo (optional)
Flute 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
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-VIII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Cabasa
  • Crash Cymbals (suspended)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal (medium)
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms (2)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The idea for this piece came during an encounter with America Windows by Marc Chagall at the Art Institute of Chicago. My initial reaction to these stained-glass windows was one of peace as I observed the vibrant blue light fill the area. As I looked more closely at each panel, I was most intrigued by the left panel because it was filled with energetic musical images such as fiddles, a trumpeter, and various musical notes. The entire panel seemed both rich with harmony as well as melody. Blue Radiance is the result of what I hear when I look at this work of art and reflect on the role of light.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned for the 47th Annual Libertyville Festival of Bands.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Libertyville (Ill.) High School Combined Bands (Justin Johnson, conductor) - 17 November 2022

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