Out of the Shadows, Love Shines

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Joni Greene

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General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: V(see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Joni Greene
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $140.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe (optional)
English Horn
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Out of the Shadow, Love Shines was commissioned in memory of Blake Brockington by the East Mecklenburg High School Band Department (Charlotte, N.C.). It is a work about a personal journey and those who witness it. There are two primary voices in the work, bassoon and euphonium, which was Blake's instrument. I imagine Blake's journey toward acceptance in the loving arms of his community, and, in this case in particular, his band community. Harmonies unravel slowly throughout the work featuring small sections. For me, each section was part of Blake's community. I imagined him traveling throughout this work embraced with acceptance and love by each section of the band. This is most particularly shown when the euphonium has a solo. I often have notes of the euphonium's sustained in another voice. This represents a hand holding Blake's as he moves out of an intangible shadow.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Bethel University (St. Paul, Minn.) Wind Symphony (Steven Thompson) - 29 October 2022
  • University of Central Missouri Wind Ensemble (Allegra Wolff, conductor) - 11 November 2021
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Anthony Messina, conductor) – 18 April 2019
  • Pittsburg (Kan.) State University Wind Ensemble (Andrew Chybowski, conductor) - 12 April 2018

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