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Rayburn Wright

Arranged by Rayburn Wright and Lee Norris (adapt. Mark Davis Scatterday)

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Subtitle: For Brass Quintet and Concert Band

General Info

Year: 1990 / 2009
Duration: c. 9:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Canadian Brass Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $165.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
Solo B-flat Trumpet I-II
Solo Horn in F
Solo Trombone
Solo Tuba
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Legendary composer, arranger, and author Rayburn Wright is responsible for initiating the storied jazz program at the Eastman School of Music, and was also a composer for film and television. His masterful setting of Shaker melodies includes the familiar Simple Gifts, along with The Happy Journey and I've Set My Face for Zion's Kingdom. Used to feature a separate brass quintet or with members within an ensemble's brass section, this is truly a memorable setting adapted by current Eastman Wind Ensemble conductor Mark Davis Scatterday.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Wind Ensemble (David Plack, conductor) - 8 November 2022
  • Ohlone Wind Orchestra (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Concert Band (Michael Griffith, conductor) – 12 February 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer

None discovered thus far.


  • Wright, R.; Norris, L.; Scatterday, M. (2009). Shaker Suite : (For Brass Quintet and Concert Band) [score]. Canadian Brass Publications: Milwaukee, Wisc.