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Katahj Copley

Katahj Copley

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 6:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I believe that music is the ultimate source of freedom and imagination and the most freedom I have had as a musician was through composing. Composition is like me opening my heart and showing the world my drive, my passion, and my soul.

When looking up in the sky, the stars are ever so freeing. Filled with wonder and filled with hope, they are the sketches of the universe. With this lyrical piece, a melody is brought and it evolves into something stellar. I've written many pieces about the sky, and this one has a different theme to it this time: what joys and wonders can a star and its light bring to a night sky. The opening clarinet is our first star, and from the opening motif begin to show up until the climax where the sky is at its brightest. After the climax the sky begins to settle in for the end of the night -- the stars begin to fade as the sun appears. This piece is an ode to the colors, the worries, and the joys of wonder. This is Starlight.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Orchestra (Beth Peterson, conductor) - 7 October 2022
  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band I (Clifton Croomes, conductor) - 6 October 2021

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