Time to Dance, A (Giroux)(flex)

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

General Info

Year: 2006 /2020
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Music Propria
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone

Part 2

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 4

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F

Part 5

  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium

Part 6

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium

Part 7

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • Contrabassoon
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Tuba
  • String Bass

Percussion I-II, including:

  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A Time to Dance is an energetic, uplifting work for concert band. Adapted for flexible wind ensembles by the composer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this setting is scored for seven-part mixed winds and percussion. In the score, the composer simply offers a quote from the third chapter of Ecclesiastes, concluding with the statement “a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”

Throughout this piece, the band alternates between a 4/4 and 2/4 energetic fanfare and a triple meter waltz. Both of these themes work their way around the ensemble with great energy until a final, driving statement of the fanfare concludes the work.

- Program Note from University of Iowa Concert Band concert program, 3 May 2021

An absolute delight. An uplifting pulse with some mixed meter, form the structure for this dance-like piece. This piece has an infectious feel to it; great for teaching and for listening.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Space Center Intermediate School Band, Houston, Texas, Gregory Dick, Director.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • York University (Toronto, Ont. ,Can.) Wind Symphony (Pratik Gandhi, conductor) - 5 December 2021
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Joshua Neuenschwander, conductor) - 3 May 2021
  • University of Colorado Boulder Campus Band (Zach Cheever, conductor) - 14 April 2021
  • South Dakota State University (Brookings) Hansen Concert Band (Kevin Kessler, conductor) - 2 March 2021
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Wind Symphony II (Kendall Johnson, conductor) - 16 November 2020

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