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Song of Hope

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Peter Meechan

Peter Meechan

General Info

Year: 2013 / 2015
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Meechan Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00; (digital) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
Solo Trumpet (with optional Piccolo Trumpet)
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Song of Hope is dedicated to my good friend Ryan Anthony (1969 - 23 June 2020) (principal trumpet with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra) and his charity, Cancer Blows -- a foundation set up to raise awareness and money to further the research that has helped give their family a hope for a future following Ryan’s diagnosis of multiple myeloma.

Upon hearing the middle movement (simply titled Song) of my cornet concerto Milestone, Ryan asked me if I could change the end from its current reflective ending to something more uplifting, and to title it Song of Hope, giving it much more meaning than I could have ever imagined.

For my friend Ryan.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy (Halifax, N.S., Can.) (Brad Ritson) - 5 February 2023
  • National Youth Band of Canada (Toronto, Ont.) (Darrin Oehlerking, conductor) - 13 May 2022
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Symphonic Band (L. Nathan Seamons, conductor; Clark Lovell, trumpet) - 31 March 2022
  • Dallas (Tx.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) - 16 December 2021 (2021 Midwest Clinic)
  • The All-America Concert Band (Sioux City, Iowa) (Martin I. Gaines, conductor; Erik Mahon, Lincoln Larsen, Brian Cole, trumpets) - 10 October 2021
  • Hays High School (San Antonio, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (John Raushuber, conductor) - 17 May 2021
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Wind Symphony (Donald Peterson; Jason Bergman, trumpet; Laurence Lowe, horn) - 19 February 2021
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Wind Ensemble (Paul W. Popiel, conductor; Jens Lindemann and Steve Leisring, trumpets) - 6 February 2021
  • Dallas (Tex.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) – 11 February 2020
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Symphony Band (Jason Rinehart, conductor) – 25 November 2019
  • Royal Canadian Air Force Band (Winnipeg, Man.) (Matthew Clark, conductor)– 8 November 2019
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Wind Symphony (Kevin Sedatole, conductor; Justin Emerich, trumpet) – 24 October 2019
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Ensemble (Joseph Parisi, conductor; Keith Benjamin, Jens Lindemann, trumpets) – 17 October 2019
  • Dallas (Tx.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor; Ryan Anthony, Jens Lindemann, Jose Sibaja, trumpets) – 15 October 2019
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha University Band (Joshua Kearney, conductor; Jason Johnson, trumpet) - 3 October 2019
  • University of Texas (Austin) Wind Ensemble (Jerry Junkin, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • Indiana University at South Bend Wind Symphony / Twin Cities Concert Band (Dennis Gamble, conductor; James Farnsworth, trumpet) - 30 March 2019
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) Symphony Band (Dave McKee, conductor; Stephen James, trumpet) – 18 February 2018
  • Virginia Wind Symphony (Norfolk) (Terry Austin, conductor; Brandon Ridenour, trumpet) - 21 December 2017 (2017 Midwest Clinic)
  • PEI Senior High Honours Band 2017 (Ardith Haley, Conductor; William Mackinnon, Trumpet) - 26 November 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Meechan, P. (2015). Song of Hope: For Solo Trumpet and Wind Orchestra: 2013/15 [score]. Meechan Music: [Canada].
  • Peter Meechan website Accessed 7 September 2020