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Dance the Joy Alive

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Nicole Piunno

Nicole Piunno

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General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $130.00   |   Score Only (print) - $65.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
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 I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Joy does not always come easily, and I think we sometimes need to act before we feel. In this piece I am using dance as a metaphor, as to say we can act our way to feeling joyful. In other words, we can dance the joy alive.

Dance the Joy Alive won the composition contest for the Arizona State University Concert Band which was held by the Beta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.

- Program Note from publisher


  • Female Band Composition Competition, winner, 2018.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Montgomery County (Blacksburg, Va.) All-County Band (Onsby Rose, conductor) – 19 March 2019
  • Texas Woman’s University (Denton) Pioneer White Honor Band (Carter Biggers, conductor) – 10 November 2018
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Jordan Kinsey, conductor) – 5 November 2018
  • Frostburg (Mary.) State University Wind Ensemble (Shannon Shaker, conductor) – 14 October 2018
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond) Symphonic Band (Derek Stoughton, conductor) – 3 May 2018
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Concert Band (Evan Gibson, conductor) – 28 April 2018

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