Seven Islands

From Wind Repertory Project
Josh Trentadue

Josh Trentadue

This work is the second movement of Trentadue's "The Grand Ledge Triptych."

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $70.00 | Score Only (digital) - $45.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
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
Trombone I-II-III
Harp (optional)
Piano (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Ocean Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

There are seven islands located in the town of Grand Ledge, Michigan. Three of them are quite small, not large enough for exploration. The last island (now named Half-Mile Island) once served as a picnic area for boaters. And the first two islands would become the town's most popular resort areas in its early history.

Throughout the late 1800s to early 1900s, settlers built resorts and amusement-park attractions to capitalize on the natural wonders of this place. While such eccentricities would gradually wane out by the 1930s, remnants of these popular entertainments can be found to an extent. Today, riverboats still make their journey along the Grand River. Annual festivals and other events are held. And, a popular gazebo was built on the now-named Island Park.

Seven Islands is a lush ballad which depicts the natural beauty and wonder of this historical place in Grand Ledge at sunrise. Melodies are accompanied with sweeping harmonic motion as well as shimmering and twinkling figures, bridged together by passages depicting the stillness of the Grand River. The history of this place is acknowledged in the grand and majestic build (and resolution) of this music, demonstrating that the Seven Islands has so much more to offer in Grand Ledge today.

- Program Note by composer


  • ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award, 2022, Finalist.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.



To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Youth Wind Ensemble of Westchester (N.Y.) - Senior Winds (Bradley Morrison, conductor) - 22 December 2022
  • Grand Ledge (Mich.) High School Wind Symphony (David Funk, conductor) - 28 January 2022 (2022 Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • Grand Ledge (Mich.) High School Wind Symphony (David Funk, conductor) - 19 January 2022
  • Grand Ledge (Mich.) High School Wind Symphony (John Szczerowski, conductor) - 2 December 2021 *Premiere Performance

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