Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Only Light

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Aaron Perrine

Aaron Perrine


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 7:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Longitude 91 Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $185.00   |   Score Only (print) - $45.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
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-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Carriage Bolt Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Crystal Glasses
  • Glockenspiel
  • Key Chimes
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The melodic material for Only Light originally came from Beneath a Canvas of Green, a recently composed large-scale work of mine written for wind ensemble. At the time, I was not quite comfortable with how this music fit within the larger work (it passed by much too quickly), and I knew it was something I would eventually like to revisit.

In the fall of 2012, one of my best friend’s mother lost her battle with cancer. A year later, while thinking of ideas for what was eventually to be Only Light, I found myself thinking of him and his family quite often. At about this same time, I was on social media late one night -- procrastinating rather than composing -- and discovered a post written by another friend, written in reference to his wife. Here is an excerpt:

A timeline. Oh, the dark places I've dwelt this morning. The "hows," "what ifs," and "whys" pouring over me. But, I digress. There is no timeline at this time. There is only, "we aren't done with you yet." There is, "we've got more things to try." There is, in a word, hope. I need me some of that. Toni has pointed out that there are times that I can find the dark cloud behind any silver lining. (Had you only known me before I met you, young lady. Now that Tim could really find darkness where there was only light.) The medical team is set to battle on.

In an instant, I was reminded of how delicate life is and how things can change at a moment’s notice. Reflecting upon these events inspired me to expand upon and ultimately finish this previously composed music. Only Light is meant to convey a sense of hope and healing.

- Program Note by composer


Awards

  • Sousa/Ostwald Award from the American Bandmasters Association, winner, 2015


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Texas (Austin) Tower Concert Band (Joshua Gall, conductor) – 1 March 2020
  • University of Missouri (Columbia) Symphonic Band (Amy M. Knopps, conductor) – 27 February 2020
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Concert Band (Ryan Smith, conductor) – 25 February 2020
  • Hoover (Ala.) High School Symphonic Winds (Ryan Fitzpatrick, conductor) – 20 February 2020 (CBDNA 2020 Southern Division Conference, Natchitoches, La.)
  • Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.) Band (Peter Haberman, conductor) – 16 February 2020
  • McLennan College (Waco, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Jon Conrad, conductor) 10 October 2019
  • California State University Fresno Wind Orchestra (Gary P. Gilroy, conductor) – 3 October 2019
  • Ashbrook High School (Gastonia, N.C.) Wind Ensemble – 3 May 2019
  • Hoke County High School (Raeford, N.C.) Wind Ensemble (DeVon Pickett, conductor) – 29 April 2019
  • Texas Woman's University (Denton) Wind Symphony (Carter Biggers, conductor) – 12 February 2019
  • University of Wyoming (Laramie) Wind Symphony (Bob Belser, conductor)– 8 November 2018
  • University of Connecticut (Stamford) Wind Ensemble (Vu Nguyen, conductor) - 9 October 2018
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (Jennifer Martin, conductor) – 3 June 2018
  • West Chester University (Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Jack Hontz, conductor) – 29 April 2018
  • University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) Wind Ensemble (Tyler Farrell, conductor) – 7 March 2018
  • Winter Park (Fla.) High School Wind Symphony (Christopher Blackmer, conductor) – 22 February 2018 (CBDNA 2018 Southern Conference, Tampa, Fla.)
  • Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) Symphonic Band (Brian Britt, conductor) - 17 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Ohio State University (Columbus) Honors High School Wind Symphony (Russel C. Mikkelson, conductor) – 14 January 2018
  • University of Iowa Symphony Band (Richard Mark Heidel) - 28 February 2014 (North Central CBDNA Conference, Muncie, Ind.) - *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


'All Wind Works


References