Comets Ablaze!

From Wind Repertory Project
Josh Trentadue

Josh Trentadue

This work is the third movement of Trentadue's "The Grand Ledge Triptych."

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $60.00 | Score Only (digital) - $35.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drums (small and large)
  • Bongos (2)
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbal
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Ocean Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Grand Ledge, Michigan, offers several innovations that has changed the course of the town's history over time. In the 19th century, it was the second city in Michigan to have electricity. The Trestle Bridge was built to expand the local and economic potential of the community to neighboring cities. Dams were constructed to create more open hospitality for wandering travelers. Popular entertainment such as the Seven Islands Resort, the Opera House, and the Playhouse Theater would generate a significant amount of tourism. And, the town for a time would become defined by one of its more well-known industries, clay and furniture manufacturing.

In the present day, Grand Ledge offers a wide and unique variety of entertainment through its annual festivals, fairs, and longstanding commitment to fine arts. Community-based activities occur annually, and quite often, to benefit the whole town. Students of the town's public schools define themselves on their integrity and determination to give their all. Many have gone on to become sports players, professional musicians, teachers, local and state government officials, scientists, journalists, and artists. Some have even gone on to become composers.

Comets Ablaze! is a fiery and joyful celebration of the historical innovations and community comprising the town of Grand Ledge. It is an acknowledgement of the town's past, present, and future. It is a youthful and spirited piece driven by its self-relentless determination to inspire. And, it is a commemoration of the next generation of students (their school's mascot, the Comets) setting forth, innovating and changing the whole world one day at a time.

- Program Note by composer

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.



To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Blue Lake (Mich.) Fine Arts Camp Vander Linde Band (Tavia Zerman, conductor) - 2 July 2023
  • Sherwood (Ohio) High School Bowmen Band (Brant Stai, conductor) - 5 April 2023
  • St. Charles (Illinois) East High School Symphonic Band (Brett T. Dean, conductor) - 3 May 2022
  • Grand Ledge (Mich.) High School Wind Symphony (Tavia Zerman, conductor) - 28 January 2022 (2022 Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • Grand Ledge (Mich.) High School Wind Symphony (Tavia Zerman, conductor) - 19 January 2022 *Premiere Performance

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