In the Moment Too


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In the Moment Too

for concert band

Commissioned by Downers Grove South HS Wind Ensemble; Craig Alan Roselieb, director

duration: 6′


2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 3 Bb clarinets, bass clarinet
saxophones: 2 altos, tenor, baritone
2 Bb trumpets, 2 french horns, 2 trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba
timpani, double bass
percussion (5 players):
Cymbals (suspended a2)
Bass Drum

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First – to set the stage for why this piece is composed as it is, perhaps it is best to quote the words of Craig Roselieb (for whom it is dedicated). Craig writes:

We all as music educators, myself included after 33 years, are still searching for ways to keep students engaged in moments of music making.  With all of life’s distractions, ie. social media, racial and political tension, and the average pressure put on high school students to produce good grades, high test scores and AP credits, it is increasingly difficult to keep music making as a priority in our daily lives.  I am grateful, as are the many different music students in our school, that we have 50 minutes each day to pull ourselves out of the pressures and distractions of our environment, and create musical moments together.  The true blessing of being a music teacher for so many years is that each day has at least one of these moments, and these are what keep us coming back to work each day for more.”

     I wrote another piece first (“In the Moment”), and decided I needed to add this one. I just wanted to write something beautiful.

Jim Stephenson; May 4, 2018

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