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Heaven at Night

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Katahj Copley

Katahj Copley

Subtitle: A Tone Poem for Wind Ensemble

General Info

Year: 2019
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

When I read the poem The Old Astronomer to His Pupil, two lines stuck out the most:

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;

I have loved the stars too truly to be fearful of the night.

Those lines are the basis of this tone poem. Heaven at Night is a piece centered on the idea of acceptance toward the unknown -- the ability to not be afraid of what comes next. Past the darkness of death there is Heaven, and at night it is at its most beautiful.

Dedicated to Ann Wilson, a friend, a brother, and a soul that has helped me out of most of my fears.

- Program Note by composer

For Ann.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Symphonic Band (Eric M. Smedley, conductor) – 4 October 2022
  • University of Denver (Colo.) Lamont Wind Ensemble (Joseph Martin, conductor) - 9 March 2022
  • Grand Symphonic Winds (Roseville, Minn.) (Matthew J. George, conductor) - 16 October 2021

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