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Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Doubt

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Jess Langston Turner

Jess Langston Turner

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 9:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $220.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Tam-Tam, large
  • Tom-Toms (5)
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Doubt came out of a very difficult time in my life where fear and doubt were very real daily struggles. The music is based on the Radiohead song Codex from their album the King of Limbs. This particular song, while beautiful and peaceful, is quite dark and devoid of hope, so I decided to treat the source material in a different way.

The piece begins like a camera that is completely out of focus so that all that one can see are nebulous blobs of color. Eventually, the music gradually gains direction and momentum until, by the end of the piece, the musical shapes and gestures are crystal clear. The title, Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Doubt, comes from the lyrics of a different Radiohead song which has as its theme acceptance of life’s trials, resilience, and forward progress.

Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Doubt was commissioned by a consortium of high school and university wind ensembles:

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • The Hartt Symphony Band (West Hartford, Conn.) (Glen Adsit, conductor) - 30 April 2022
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Winds (Simon Holoweiko, conductor) - 14 October 2021
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Wind Symphony I (Curran Prendergast, conductor) – 28 April 2017
  • Ohio University (Athens) Wind Symphony (Andrew Trachsel, conductor) – 4 April 2017 *Premiere Performance*
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Wind Ensemble (José Oliver Riojas , conductor)– 2 March 2017
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville Wind Symphony (Scott Anthony Jones, conductor) - 21 February 2017 *Premiere Performance*

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