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Joel Love

Joel Love

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 9:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00


1. Spring – 2:00
2. The Golden Hour – 4:25
3. Bed Monsters – 2:35


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Saxophone I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

These three movements all explore their own sound worlds. The first movement, Spring, begins with three simple melodic movements, is through-composed, and is meant to depict a verdant springtime landscape in which people/animals are playing. The Golden Hour is a meditation on the image of the sun setting (or rising). In photography, the term “the golden hour” refers to the time just before and after sunrise/sunset, during which daylight is reddish and soft. Lastly, Bed Monsters is an unbridled rondo that is evocative of someone or something being chased by a predator. The title comes from my wife, Amelia, who thought it sounded like a monster lurking under the bed (from her childhood...).

This piece was premiered on March 12, 2016, at Texas Tech University during the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference. It was commissioned by the Kenari and Barkada quartets.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Georgia (Athens) Saxophone Octet (unconducted) – 17 January 2020
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Wind Symphony (Joe Manfredo, conductor) – 16 October 2019
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Saxophone Ensemble (Zach Shemon, conductor) – 23 January 2019
  • Eastman Saxophone Project (Rochester, N.Y.) – 14 November 2016

Works for Winds by this Composer