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Ryan George

Ryan George

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General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Fornine Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $300.00   |   Score Only - $50.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I'm amazed at how children use their imaginations to transform the ordinary and normal into the extraordinary and fantastic. Just about anything they come across can be used to spark their fantasies and usher their minds into unseen worlds. A stick on the ground becomes a wand with magical powers or a sword to fight off bad guys. A collection of rocks turns into buried treasure, and a blanket stretched over two chairs becomes a cave to hide in. And things found in nature -- birds, waterfalls, flowers, and even insects -- can take on mythic identities when viewed through the eyes of a child.

The idea for Firefly was born one night as I watched my four-year-old become mesmerized by a firefly that had wandered into our front yard. When I asked her what she thought of the "firefly" she looked at me with a puzzled look and said with a corrective tone, "Dad, that is not a firefly... that's Tinkerbell, and she's come to take me with her on an adventure!"

Firefly is dedicated to my daughters Sophia and Nyla, who ignite my imagination and bring awe and wonder into my life every day.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

Audio Links

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Symphonic Band (Kirk Saville, conductor) – 26 February 2020
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Concert Band (Ryan Smith, conductor) – 25 February 2020
  • Cypress Bay High School (Weston, Fl.) Wind Ensemble (Michael D. Scott, conductor) - 17 January 2020
  • Pacific Lutheran University (Parkland, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Edwin Powell, conductor) – 24 November 2019
  • Panther Creek High School (Cary, N.C.) Wind Ensemble (David Robinson, conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • California State University Northridge Wind Ensemble (Lawrence Stoffel, conductor) – 19 November 2019
  • Wichita (Kan.) Youth Wind Ensemble (Timothy Shade, conductor) – 11 November 2019
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Concert Band (Scott Teeple, conductor) – 22 October 2019
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Karen Fannin, conductor) - 3 October 2019
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Wind Symphony (Benjamin Rochford, conductor) – 25 April 2019
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Wind Symphony (Russell C. Mikkelson, conductor) – 4 April 2019
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Wind Ensemble (J. Eric Wilson, conductor) – 5 March 2019
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, All College Band (Carrie Pawelski, conductor) – 27 February 2019
  • Binghamton (N.Y.) University Wind Symphony (Daniel Fabricius, conductor) – 24 February 2019
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Symphonic Band (Michael Weintraub, conductor) – 14 February 2019
  • Oregon State University (Corvallis) Wind Symphony (Olin Hannum, conductor) – 27 November 2018
  • University Of North Carolina, Greensboro, Symphonic Band (Kevin Geraldi, Conductor) – 14 November 2018
  • University of Wyoming (Laramie) Wind Symphony (Bob Belser, conductor)– 8 November 2018
  • Acadia Wind Ensemble (Farmington, Me.) (Anthony Maiello, conductor) - 3 August 2018
  • Wind Symphony of Clovis (Calif.) (Christine Keenan, conductor) – 29 April 2018
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Concert Band (Jason H. Nam, conductor) – 3 April 2018

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Autobahn (Flex instrumentation) (2008/2020)
  • Café 512 (Flex instrumentation) (2010/2020)
  • Jinx (Flex instrumentation) (2017/2020)

All Wind Works