Light in the Wilderness, A

From Wind Repertory Project
James Barnes

James Barnes

This work bears the designation Opus 92.

General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 11:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $130.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II (II optional doubling English Horn)
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Crotale (optional)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

During the summer of 1992, the Shawnee Mission South High School Band went on a tour of Germany. During the tour, Megan Taylor, a 16 year old flutist in the band, was killed in a tragic bicycle accident. This composition was commissioned as a lasting memorial to Megan by Steve Adams, the band's conductor, on behalf of the band, her many friends, and her loving family. This piece is meant to be an expression of consolation. But in the most pure sense, this is a work about faith, which serves as a single light that shines brightly from a vast wilderness.

- Program note from publisher


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