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Sound of the Light, The

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Missy Mazzoli

Missy Mazzoli

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 5:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $36.00


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet



None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Sound of the Light, for flute, violin, trumpet, trombone and piano, was inspired by the children I met when I visited New York Presbyterian Hospital with members of Ensemble ACJW. I was amazed at the complexity and emotional depth of the compositions these young musicians created, and wanted to create a tribute to their enthusiasm and bravery.

The Sound of the Light is a musical depiction of growth and transformation. A lighthearted opening grows into a mysterious echoing middle section, but it's the dancing grooves at the end that I feel best reflect the energy and spirit of all the young composers I met at the hospital.

- Program Note by composer

This work was commissioned by The Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. The world premiere was given by Ensemble ACJW on Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series at Kingsborough College on March 27, 2008.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Winds (Dennis Llinás, conductor) – 9 April 2019
  • Ensemble ACJW at Carnegie Hall – 27 March 2008 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Mazzoli, M. (2008). The Sound of the Light : For Flute, Violin, Trumpet, Trombone and Piano : 2008 [score]. Schirmer Rental Dept.: New York.
  • Missy Mazzoli website Accessed 9 April 2019
  • Perusal score