Shine On!

From Wind Repertory Project
Nathan Daughtrey

Nathan Daughtrey

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $92.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute 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
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Hi-Hat
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom (4)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In 1908, the city of Aurora, Illinois, officially adopted the nickname the “City of Lights,” because it was one of the first cities in the United States to implement an all-electric street lighting system in 1881. Coincidentally, the city shares its name with Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn. She was bringer of the early light and was often described as bringing hope and rejuvenation to all living mortal beings as they woke up in the morning, filled with energy and ready to resume their work and journey in life. Her two horses that pulled her chariot across the sky are named in the Odyssey as Firebright and Daybright. This all sets the stage for the multitude of inspirations for the piece.

The title Shine On! was adapted from East Aurora High School’s alma mater, East High Will Shine Tonight. The lyrics even seem to allude to the sunrise brought on by the goddess Aurora.

East High will shine tonight, East High will shine;
East High will shine tonight, all down the line.
East High will shine tonight, East High will shine;
When the sun goes down and the moon comes up, East High will shine.

If you listen closely, you will hear the melody of the school’s fight song woven into the fabric of the piece throughout. The rest of the thematic material is original.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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