In tantum lux

From Wind Repertory Project
Todd Stalter

Todd Stalter

The title of this work is intentionally written in lower case.

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $58.00; (digital) - $58.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-I
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

The title translates to "The Only Light" and is most fitting for this musical celebration honoring the life of a music educator and her faith. The exuberant opening reflects the positive energy that all educators use to persevere through challenges and unique demands that teaching band presents. The poignant and expressive middle section reflects those many quiet moments of small but important victories that make teaching so rewarding.

- Program Note from publisher

In tantum lux (The only light) was written as a memorial and celebration honoring the life of a music educator and her faith, who taught in a small school her entire career and persevered through the challenges and unique demands that teaching small school bands present. The piece also serves as a celebration of every band student and teacher in small schools everywhere who may not have the resources to have a full ensemble, yet strive every day to experience the joy of making music to the fullest just the same.

- Program Note from Cockrill Middle School Honors Band concert program, 14 December 2016

Commissioned by the Illinois Music Educators Association Band Division, Kris Cox, Vice-President, in memory of Gloria Winkleman.

- Program Note from score


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