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In My Perfect Place

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Leslie Gilreath

Leslie Gilreath

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
Flute 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
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Concert Tom (4)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In My Perfect Place is a celebration of the life of a young girl whose courage in the face of cancer became an inspiration to all those around her. Jenna lost her battle when she was twelve years old, just two days after Christmas in 2006, but she continues to live on in the memories of those she touched and in the lives she changed forever. This work was inspired by her poem.

Dark and starry sky
It stretches as far as the eye can see
There's no one around to nag me
It's just me and space
The clear night sky is infinite
I can float peacefully
Race the comets
Dance with the stars
Do whatever I please
For I am in my perfect place.

-Jenna Witherspoon

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Gilreath, L.; Witherspoon, J. (2018). In My Perfect Place : For Concert Band [score]. C. Alan Publications: Greensboro, N.C.
  • Perusal score