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Dwayne S. Milburn

Dwayne S Milburn

General Info

Year: 2005 / 2010
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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-III
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From the composer of the best-seller American Hymnsong Suite comes Meditation. By combining two tunes, the Lutheran hymn If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee and the American folk song Poor Wayfarin' Stranger, the composer expertly crafts a moving tribute to the memory of those who have passed.

- Program Note from publisher

In early 2004, I was contacted by Mr. Jeff Looman, director of instrumental music for the Calvin Christian Schools in Michigan. Looman entrusted me to create a special composition in memory of a former student, Nick Stegeman, who had lost his life several years earlier. Meditation combines two tunes, the Lutheran hymn If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee and the American folk song Poor Wayfarin’ Stranger. It is actually the second of three movements that comprise a suite entitled Music for Bright Youth. The title refers not only to Nick, but all the young musicians with whom it has been my pleasure to work over the years as well. In February of 2005, the combined bands of the Calvin Christian Schools, under the direction of Mr. Looman, premiered the entire suite as a part of their annual winter concert.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the Calvin Christian Schools Band Parents Association. Dedicated to the cherished memory of Nick Stegeman.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Messiah University (Mechanicsburg, Penn.) Symphonic Winds (Travis Weller, conductor) - 17 February 2023
  • University of Oregon (Eugene) Campus Band (Eric Wiltshire, conductor) - 16 November 2022
  • University of Akron (Ohio) Wind Symphony (Galen Karriker, conductor) - 22 January 2022
  • Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, Calif.) Concert Band (Andy Collingsworth, conductor) - 8 December 2021
  • Central Washington University (Ellensburg) Wind Ensemble (T. André Feagin, conductor) - 1 December 2021
  • Northern Illinois University (DeKalb) Wind Ensemble (Thomas Bough, conductor) – 19 November 2021
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Concert Band (Andrew Blair, conductor) – 19 February 2020
  • Northern Illinois University (DeKalb) Wind Ensemble (Ronnie Wooten, conductor) – 8 March 2018
  • Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Craig V. Hamilton, conductor) – 10 March 2016
  • Carlton J. Kell High School (Marietta, Ga.) Wind Symphony (David McGrath, conductor) – 17 December 2010 (2010 Midwest Clinic)
  • Calvin Christian Schools (Grandville, Mich.) Band (Jeff Loman, conductor) - February 2005 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Cummings, Paul. "Meditation." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 184-192. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
  • Milburn, D. (2010). Meditation [score]. Neil A. Kjos: San Diego, Calif.