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6 minutes




Wind ensemble: piccolo, flute 1-2, oboe 1-2, bassoon 1-2, Bb clarinet 1-3, bass clarinet, alto saxophone 1-2, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet 1-3, horn 1-4, trombone 1-2, euphonium 1-2, tuba, percussion 1-2* *snare drum, vibraphone, suspended cymbal, crash cymbals, marimba, tubular bells; 5-part flexible ensemble; Saxophone septet


November 17, 2018 by the Fresno Pacific University Symphonic Band, Eric Leung, director.

commissioned by

Commissioned by a consortium of wind ensembles.

dedicated to

Fresno Pacific University Symphonic Band, Erik Leung, director


Patrick Dunnigan (5-part flex arrangement); Matt Fowler (saxophone septet arrangement)

Wind Ensemble: Score Only
$ 30.00 USD
Wind Ensemble: Full Set
$ 150.00 USD
5-Part Flex
$ 30.00 USD
Saxophone Septet
$ 21.00 USD

I never saw snowfall as a child growing up in Southern California; it was more a phenomenon that I saw in cartoons or read in children’s books.

I did, however, witness my first ash-fall when I was in elementary school. I looked up into the clouded sky and saw specks of ash falling from it. Excited but puzzled, I looked to my elementary school teacher during recess and held out my hand. “Oh, that’s ash from the wildfires,” she said. At that time, I couldn’t comprehend how an enormous forest fire could create a small flurry of ash-flakes.

Now I have the ominous understanding that something so magical and beautiful comes from something so powerful and destructive.

Versions are available for wind ensemble, 5-part flex ensemble, and saxophone septet.

Wind ensemble perusal score

Flex ensemble perusal score

Saxophone septet perusal score

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