Sunbeam Dances

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Michael Miller

Michael Miller

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General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 8:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts - In press


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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-III
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I've struggled a lot in my life with maintaining a positive attitude and overcoming social anxiety. The morning sunlight is often a reminder that each day is a new opportunity to live my best life.

I'm also not a very religious person, though I do have faith that there are extra-worldly beings and almost certainly parallel worlds and realities. I'm a strong believer in the multiverse theory, and have recently taken an interest in ancient faerie folklore.

Two of the more generally accepted theories about faeries is that we lose our belief in them and thus our ability to perceive them when we lose our adolescent innocence, and that faeries tend to dance in circles or rings.

With Sunbeam Dances, I attempt to recapture the listener's childhood and comfort them by painting a picture of friendly faeries dancing in the golden rays of morning sunshine.

- Program Note by composer

For my wife, Vivian.

- Program Note from score


  • World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) composition competition, 2019, finalist.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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