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Halle's Light

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Ryan George

Ryan George


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Fornine Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes, metallic


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Halle's Light was written as a musical tribute to honor the life of Halle Holland. Described by family and friends as a joyful, vibrant, and energetic person, Halle's life was ultimately cut short after a five-year battle with cancer.

Instead of looking at a life ended, this piece looks to pay respects to a life lived well by expressing bright optimism and hope. The work also references Bunessan, a Scottish Gaelic tune more easily recognized as the melody used in the Cat Steven's song Morning Has Broken. This song was a favorite of Halle's and was sung at her funeral.

Halle's Light was commissioned by Dr. Tonya Millsap and the Glenn C. Jones Middle School band and is dedicated to the school's principal Rich Holland and his family, in memory of Halle, loving wife and mother.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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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


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Phillips, Chester B. "Halle's Light." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 557-565. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.