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Nancy Galbraith

Nancy Galbraith

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General Info

Year: 1991 / 1993
Duration: c. 11:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Brass Band
Publisher: Subito Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $145.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

with brightness round about it is one of the earliest post-minimalist works for wind orchestra, and has enjoyed wide popular appeal. Though not a truly programmatic composition, the title was chosen after its completion from a passage from Ezekiel (1:4) to describe the general spirit of the work.

The work was composed in 1991 for a commission from the River City Brass Band, and was revised and re-scored for winds in 1993.

- Program Note by composer

The work opens gently before the introduction of a rhythmic ostinato by the piano. The brass introduces the main theme, a heroic fanfare-like passage that can be heard throughout the rest of the piece.

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • South Carolina: VI


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Galbraith, N. (1993). With brightness round about it : for wind ensemble [score]. Subito Music: [Verona, NJ].
  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 328.
  • Nancy Galbraith website Accessed 18 October 2017