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David T. Little

David T. Little (arr. Alan Johnson)

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The preferred typography of this title is RADIANT CHiLD.

General Info

Year: 2011 / 2016
Duration: c. 10:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Percussion with orchestra
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental

Movements (played without pause)

1. Ecstatic Music
2. Gleaning the Inevitable
3. Of Perserverance, the Daily Grind, and Release


Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Four Percussion Soloists

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

RADIANT CHiLD was composed in 2011 as a micro-concerto for percussion quartet and chamber orchestra. Tonight marks the world premiere of a new arrangement for percussion quartet and wind ensemble. In three connected movements, the work explores joy, fear, the redundancy of work and the ultimate need for release that we all experience, but in particular in regard to parenthood. It is dedicated to the very tiny Avelynn Puckett [daughter of composer Joel Puckett], who came exuberantly into the world on May 8, 2010.

The setting for wind ensemble was completed, at the request of the composer, by Alan Johnson in consultation with David Little.

- Program Note from Louisiana State University Wind Ensemble concert program, 3 December 2015

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Texas (Austin) Wind Symphony (Scott Hanna, conductor) – 23 February 2020
  • Ohio University (Athens) Wind Symphony (Andrew Trachsel, conductor; Third Coast Percussion) – 30 October 2018
  • University of Southern California Thornton Wind Ensemble (H. Robert Reynolds, conductor) - 9 February 2018
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Symphony Band (Michael Haithcock, conductor) – 27 October 2016
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Wind Ensemble (Damon Talley, conductor; Third Coast Percussion, percussion ensemble) – 3 December 2015 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer