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Companions on the Journey

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Brant Karrick

Brant Karrick

General Info

Year: 2006 / 2008
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $52.00; (digital) - $52.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
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
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion (6 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree (or Wind Chimes)
  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Congas (or Bongos)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Companions on the Journey is a song of joy, camaraderie and celebration. Imagine the thrill and excitement of travelling with friends to a foreign country for the very first time. It was composed for the Xavier College Wind Ensemble from Melbourne, Australia, in conjunction with the group’s 2006 tour of the United States.

The journey commemorated the 500th year since the birth of St. Francis Xavier, the 450th year since the death of St. Ignatius and the 150th anniversary of Jesuit education in Australia. The ensemble’s mission was to meet and share music with Jesuit schools in America and to celebrate this historic year on the Jesuit calendar.

The light harmonic and melodic material of the main section is woven over a steady percussion groove and invites positive feelings and happiness associated with international travel. The middle section directly quotes, and is based on Christopher Willcock’s anthem Sursum Corda, composed as the alma mater for Xavier College. The two themes first work together in counterpoint and are then followed by a glorious complete statement of Sursum Corda. The initial theme soon returns and concludes with a successful and happy landing.

- Program Note from publisher

Written for the Xavier College Wind Ensemble, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Joanne Heaton, conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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