But Joy Comes...

From Wind Repertory Project
William Owens

William Owens

Subtitle: In Memory of Rebekah Hart

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute 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-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This gorgeous piece, whose title is taken from Psalm 30:4-5, offers a wonderful opportunity for the band to explore various colors, sounds and harmonies. A strong emphasis on style and dynamic contrast is vital in capturing the character of the music, in which expressive demands abound.

"...Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." This beautiful verse is the center of this haunting work dedicated to a vibrant young lady whose life ended all too soon. While not technically difficult, the potential for musical expression and maturity is vast.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Rice Middle School Band, Plano, Texas, Jason Tucker, Director.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Columbus (Ohio) State Community College Concert Band (Thomas Lloyd, conductor) - 5 March 2019

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