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Into the Sun

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Jodie Blackshaw

Jodie Blackshaw

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 11:00
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Brolga Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $18.00


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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets (mounted)
  • Crash Cymbals (small)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Lagerphone
  • Tambourine, rock
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tibetan Temple Bowl
  • Tom-Tom (medium)
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Into the Sun is a scrapbook of stories told by many of their passage to Australia, whether it be as free settlers in the 1800s, post World War II immigrants or refugees seeking asylum with a focus on those who came to the Western Sydney region. It is roughly in six sections: Arrival; A New Land, a New Life; Camps & Confusion; Acculturation: A Yearning for Home and All That is Familiar; Opportunity: With New-Found Enthusiasm; Reflection: With a Feeling of Inner Peace of Calmness.

- Program Note from score

Into the Sun was written to raise awareness regarding be plight of refugees. Whilst the stories used pertain to people gaining residency in Australia, they remain universal. Students are able to read real-life stories that the composer has used as inspiration and directors have the opportunity to explore more localised stories within the context of their own country with their students. Tolerance comes from understanding and it is the composer’s desire for all people to love one another. This piece was written to encourage all children to gain an understanding of the desperate situation so many refugees are placed in and how important it is to help them when and where possible.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • DeKalb (Ill.) High School Wind Ensemble (Steve Lundin, conductor) – 15 November 2019
  • Marywood University (Scranton, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (F. David Romines, conductor) - 10 November 2019
  • Hartwick College (Oneonta, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Pease, conductor) – 30 April 2019
  • Texas Woman's University (Denton) Wind Symphony (Carter Biggers, conductor) – 30 April 2019
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Symphony Band (Phillip A. Ostrander, conductor) – 23 April 2019
  • Kent State (Ohio) Symphony Band (John Franklin, conductor) – 27 April 2018
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) All-Campus Band (Jennifer K. Bollero, conductor) – 5 December 2017
  • Mid America Freedom Band (Kansas City, Mo.) (Lee Hartman, conductor) – 16 October 2016

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