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Christina J. George

Christina J. George

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

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 6:05
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Christina J. George Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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 I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

When I was little I used to lie in bed at night at my grandparents' lake house in Maine, listening to the eerie echoing cry of the loons as they found their way to one another in the dark. Although I didn't realize at the time, those loons had a better grip on communication and awareness than most humans do. When we feel lost or overwhelmed, we often don't ask for help – rather, we let ourselves fumble in the dark, alone, battered by the anxious thoughts echoing around our minds.

This piece is about acceptance – letting be what is and whatever becomes. It is a loon call in the night, warped through space but nevertheless heard. If we don't acknowledge where we are, we will never be found.

- Program Note by composer


  • West Chester University composition competition, 2018, co-winner

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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  • West Chester University (Penn.) Wind Symphony (Ian McLaughlin, conductor) – 9 December 2018 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer


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