Dawn of a New Day

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James Swearingen

James Swearingen

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General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 5:55
Difficulty: III 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $68.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A descriptive, almost ballet-like work that is more contemporary than this composer’s previous works. Dawn of a New Day's graphic depiction of the new day’s events gives this dynamic piece an additional dimension.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the band directors of District III (Ohio) and dedicated to the 1992 honorsband.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV


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  • Three Oaks Senior High School (Summerside, PEI) Grade 11-12 Wind Ensemble (Jessica MacFarlane, conductor) - 4 May 2018
  • Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, Calif.) Concert Band (Greg Stoll, conductor) – 5 November 2016
  • Three Oaks Senior High School (Summerside, PEI) Grade 11-12 Wind Ensemble (Krista Bryson, conductor) - 23 May 2016 + Various years beforehand
  • Hertford College (Oxford, UK,Wind Band (Tom Fleming, conductor) – December 2013

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Perusal score
  • Swearingen, J. (1993). Dawn fo a New Day [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.