Shimmering Sunshine

From Wind Repertory Project
Kevin Day

Kevin Day

This work is the first piece of the triptych "Of Day and Night."

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 5:05
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00 | Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Double Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Timbales
  • Triangle
  • Woodblock (high)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Shimmering Sunshine is a composition that depicts the sun whenever it is positioned at high noon, at its brightest point during the day. Throughout the piece, there are different "shimmers" of bright light that bounce around from instrument to instrument, depicting moments of sunshine both beautiful and, at the same time, powerful.

This work was written in conjunction with the M.O.T.I.F triptych consortium, including Across a Golden Sky by Quinn Mason and Midnight Skyline by Josh Trentadue.

- Program Note by the composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.) Concert Band (Amy Birdsong, conductor) - 4 December 2023
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Concert Band (Jerianne Larson, conductor) - 15 November 2023
  • Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, Calif.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Andy Collinsworth, conductor) - 27 September 2023
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John's) Wind Ensemble (Bill Brennan, conductor) - 4 April 2023
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Concert Band (Christopher D. T. Lawhorne, conductor) - 20 February 2023
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Honor Symphonic Band (Jake Wallace, conductor) - 22 January 2023
  • University of Indianapolis (Ind.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Jon Noworyta, conductor) - 20 November 2022
  • Austin (Tx.) Symphonic Band (Brett A. Richardson, conductor) - 19 June 2022
  • Association of Concert Bands Convention Band (Santa Fe, N.M.) (Christina A. Muncey, conductor) – 7 May 2022 (ACB 2022 Annual Convention (Santa Fe, New Mexico))
  • California State University, San Bernardino, Symphonic Band (Nicholas Bratcher, conductor) – 17 November 2021
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) Symphonic Winds (Ryan V. Scherber, conductor) - 10 October 2021
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Jeremy Sison, conductor) - 3 October 2021
  • University of South Florida (Tampa) Wind Ensemble (Matthew McCutcheon, conductor) - 9 April 2021
  • The Hartt Wind Ensemble (West Hartford, Conn.) (Glen Adsit, conductor) - 19 November 2020
  • Seattle (Wash.) Pacific University Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Danny Helseth, conductor) – 21 February 2020
  • San Jose (Calif.) State University Wind Ensemble (David Vickerman, conductor) - 6 October 2019 *Premiere Performance

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