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Through the Looking Glass Falls

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Jennifer Jolley (photo: Tina Gutierrez)

Jennifer Jolley

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – Rental ($250.00)   |   Score Only (print) - $50.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute 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
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marbles in bucket
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Oh, Kitty! how nice it would be if we could only get through into Looking-glass House! I'm sure it’s got, oh! such beautiful things in it! Let’s pretend there’s a way of getting through into it, somehow, Kitty.
— Alice in Lewis Carol’s Through the Looking Glass

And here began my entrance into my own looking-glass world more than a year ago. Conductor Miller Asbill asked me to write a piece for the Brevard College Wind Ensemble that incorporated musical participation from Brevard Elementary students.

I decided to visit Brevard in early November 2013. During my stay, Miller showed me the town’s many waterfalls. I must have been impressed with their grandeur that soon after I decided to have the elementary-school students listen to a piece of music about water (Maurice Ravel’s Jeux d’eau) and have them each write a graphic-score representation of their Ravel impression. And then I took these drawings and interpreted them into this piece you have here. Musically speaking, the Brevard waterfalls have gone through many interpretive looking-glasses.

To create the title for this work, I combined the name of one of the Brevard waterfalls (Looking Glass Falls) with the title of a classic piece of juvenile literature (Through the Looking Glass).

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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