Greatest Gift, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Timothy Loest

Timothy Loest

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 2:35
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00; (digital) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion, including:

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Ride Cymbal, medium
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Explore memorable themes, extensive colors, lush harmonies and lyrical phrases that characterize this expressive and emotional work. While written for young musicians, this colorful and extremely musical piece provides an equally expressive and musical selection for mature ensembles as well.

- Program Note from publisher

This work, commissioned by the Ryerson Middle School bands of Ringwood, N.J., is based on a melody gifted to Loest by his friend, fellow composer Brian Balmages, in 2012. When Timothy Loest shared some struggles with Balmages, he was reminded that adversity strengthens relationships, and that some of life’s greatest gifts happen when we are broken. Loest writes, “Through this commission, I was inspired to create a musical work based on a beautiful melody, and share that gift with young musicians. And what is the greatest gift of all...? Why, it’s love.”

- Program Note from VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band concert program, 22 December 2017


State Ratings

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