Bright Sunny Days

From Wind Repertory Project
Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen, Jr.

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A Kjos Music Co
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00br />


Full Score
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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Slide Whistle
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle (2)
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Bright Sunny Days opens with diminished chords hinting at the tension before the final school bell rings on the last day of school. The clock chimes and summer begins! This fast, light-hearted piece will have your students dreaming of the summer days ahead!

- Program Note from publisher

Bright Sunny Days was commissioned by Kimberly Conklin and the J.T. Lambert Intermediate School 7th and 8th Grade Band in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Then genesis of the piece came from "mini-essays" that Ms. Conklin assigned to her band members, asking them "What would you like our commission to be about?" Although the responses were incredibly varied, some ideas recurred with regularity. These ideas included writing a piece that was both fast and fun to play, and one that celebrated the end of the school year and the beginning of summer.

The resultant piece, then, begins with the clock ticking toward the end of the final day of school. The winds are playing rising diminished chords (regular increasing excitement) and the chimes are playing an augmented version of the traditional Westminster chimes. The pitch material becomes the melodic basis of much of the rest of the piece. After short introduction, Bright Sunny Days is simply a joyful celebration of summer, set in quasi-rondo form and featuring a complex metric structure.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

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