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Reflections (Jones)

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Tyler Jones

Tyler Jones

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: A capella chorus
Publisher: Tyler Jones
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $185.00   |   Score Only (print) - $45.00


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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion (5 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Reflections was composed after a long period of illness. After being unwell for such a time, I found that I felt “new” in many ways after returning to better health. This led me back to my lifelong fascination with nostalgia. In particular, I’m intrigued by the way negative things tend to fall away in our memories, allowing us to pine for a past that never was. In thinking of this, I tried my best to revisit specific memories that were especially redolent of that intangible nostalgic tingle, hoping to remember the events and circumstances as they actually were. I often found this to be a rather difficult task, and that is the idea explored in this work.

Through the course of the piece, musical materials are recalled but they are never quite the same -- a metaphor for the incompleteness of our memories. Originally composed for a0cappella chorus, this piece for wind band is not a transcription or arrangement; in fact, I think it’s better to consider it a re-composition, as I allowed myself to experience and consider the musical materials anew. The vast orchestrational opportunities offered by wind and percussion instruments were of particular inspiration, and they largely guided my hand.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Honors Performance Series High School Honor Band (Kenneth Ozzello, conductor) - 2 February 2020 (Carnegie Hall, New York)
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Wind Ensemble (Kenneth Ozzello, conductor) – 12 November 2019 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Tyler Jones, personal correspondence, November 2019
  • Tyler Jones website Accessed 10 November 2019