Duration: 8.5′
For Wind Ensemble (Grade 4.5)
Commissioned by the Florida Bandmasters Association.
Winner of the 2023 NBA William D. Revelli Memorial Composition Contest.

  • Piccolo, 3 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 3 Bb Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone.
  • 3 Bb Trumpets, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba.
  • Piano (recommended, but optional)
  • 6-8 Percussion (see note below):
    • Timpani, Crotale* (F4)
    • Marimba 1, Crotale* (G4)
    • Marimba 2, Crotales* (D4 & B4), Suspended Cymbal
    • Vibraphone 1, Crotales* (Bb4 & C4)
    • Vibraphone 2, Crotale* (A4)
    • Bass Drum, Triangle, Crotale* (E4)
    • Glockenspiel
    • Chimes (optional)
    • **Lower octave crotales are to be played in conjunction with several snare drums. See Performance notes for instructions.
    • Note: this piece may be performed with a reduced percussion section of 6 percussionists total, where the crotale, bass drum, and triangle music is redistributed to utilize fewer players. Therefore, your set of parts will contain two versions of the percussion parts in addition to a reduced percussion section score.
Crotale effect in action, with the The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” percussionists.
Program Note

For a long time after my father passed away, I felt like I had “lost my leaves.” In the ways that leaves harness light to create energy for trees and plants, I felt like I had so little left to harness creatively. Many days I feared those leaves would never grow back. After struggling for months to write, I finally found some healing while creating Deciduous. This involved revisiting chord progressions that brought me solace throughout my life and activating them in textures that I have enjoyed exploring in recent years. The piece cycles through these chord progressions, building to a moment where it’s stripped of everything and must find a way to renew itself. While I continue to struggle with this loss, I have come to understand that healing is not as much of a linear process as it is a cyclical journey, where, without fail, every leafless winter is followed by a spring. Deciduous was commissioned by the Florida Bandmasters Association and premiered by the 11-12 Florida All-State Band under the direction of Dr. Emily Threinen.

Note: If you purchased this piece prior to January of 2024, there might be some discrepancies due to revisions. Please contact us to get an updated set and score!

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