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William Owens

William Owens

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
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
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Marimba (optional)
  • Rainstick
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This sensitive, lyrical work strives to offer a measure of comfort during a most difficult time of losing a loved one. Solemn at moments and uplifting at others, the music explores the full range of emotions when life finds us at our most vulnerable.

- Program Note from publisher

Composing music to honor the memory of a departed loved one is never an easy task. At the request of the Crane (Tx.) High School Band and director Daniel Todd, this work comes with deep condolences and a heavy heart.

Heavenwards is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Stephanie Alvarez, whose life and those of her parents were tragically lost in 2013. As the work solemnly cherishes dear ones lost, the occasional uplifting moments in the music strive to depict three beautiful souls walking hand-in-hand toward eternal happiness. Interestingly, the last chord of the piece does not resolve in traditional fashion, suggesting everlasting peace and tranquility.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist. December 2016, 41.
  • William Owens website Accessed 29 August 2021