True Things

From Wind Repertory Project
Nathan Daughtrey

Nathan Daughtrey (transcribed by composer)

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Percussion duet
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
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
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum (concert)
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Shakers
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

True Things (2017), originally a marimba and vibraphone duet written as a wedding gift for my friends Michael and Sara Wood, was inspired by the poem and beautiful watercolor print of the same title by StoryPeople creator Brian Andreas ( This poem poignantly captures the essence of two people starting their lives together and looking forward to what the future holds.

They came to sit and dangle their feet
off the edge of the world
And after awhile they forgot everything
but the good and true things they would do someday.

In 2009, a colleague and I performed the original duet version of the piece (titled Edge of the World) at the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy. After the performance, Dennis Fisher, who was in attendance, suggested that it would work great as a symphonic band work. It has only taken me eight years, but I finally got around to adapting it. It is dedicated to Dennis and his wonderful Symphonic Band at the University of North Texas, who performed the world premiere of one of my first works for band, Limerick Daydreams.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Kilgore (Tx.) College Wind Symphony (Derrick Logozzo, conductor) - 4 May 2023
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Symphonic Band (Dennis W. Fisher, conductor) – 19 September 2017 *Premiere Performance*

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