Daylight Passing

From Wind Repertory Project
Brett Abigaña

Brett Abigaña

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 6:40
Difficulty: IV 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Brett Abigaña
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the Woodland High School Wind Ensemble, Mr. John Abigana, cond. Premiere on April 30th [2016] at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.

- Program Note from publisher

This piece, in short, is about fathers and their children. This is a topic very near to me, as we expect our first child this year. Upon receiving the happy news, I was immediately struck by the many thoughts and worries of impending fatherhood, and I remembered certain distinct childhood memories which, while insignificant at the time, seem now to hold new importance. The first memory that came to me was of standing next to the railroad tracks in Dixon, CA with a penny, waiting for the Southern Pacific 4449 to come thundering by on its way back to its home in Portland, OR…

…The piece opens with a melody in the baritone saxophone highly reminiscent of the aforementioned Irish reel, which is then developed in a fugue comprising fragments of those many memories. Momentum builds until the train whistle is heard in the trombones, changing pitch as the locomotive passes, the energetic momentum reaching its zenith as a child's excitement becomes uncontrollable. With one final scream of the whistle, the moment is over, and all too soon.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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