Where Dreams Dance

From Wind Repertory Project
Nathan Daughtrey

Nathan Daughtrey

General Info

Year: 2023
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: V (solo); III (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $18.00


  • Full Score
  • Solo Euphonium
  • Flute I-II
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet I-II
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone I-II
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Timpani
  • Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:
*Bass Drum (concert)
*China Cymbals
*Concert Toms (4)
*Egg Shakers
*Mark Tree (or Wind Chimes)
*Multi-Bass Drum (or Kick Drum)
*Snare Drum
*Suspended Cymbal
*Triangles (2)
*Wood Block (medium)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by Jay Hagy and the Canyon Vista Middle School Band for their performance at the 77th Annual Midwest Clinic with euphonium virtuoso Demondrae Thurman as the soloist, Where Dreams Dance was inspired by a poem by Dr. Antony Theodore titled There Is a Land Where Dreams Dance. The piece begins simply enough with the solo euphonium stating the main theme from which all other thematic material is derived. What follows are three variations, each accompanied by a different section of the ensemble -- first the dark and driving percussionists, followed by the warm and reverent brass leading us out of the darkness, to the gently flowing woodwinds leading us into the light. The tutti finale of the work features a brighter tempo, with the saxes and upper brass echoing the main theme while the soloist pieces together other motives heard throughout the piece in virtuosic flourishes, driving to a dramatic conclusion.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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