Light Remembered, The

Price: 
$105.00

Light Remembered, The

Arranger/Composer: 

Gackstatter, Gary

Item Code:
28330
Publisher: 
C. Alan Publications

After the initial tragedy of loss, memories of our loved ones fill us with renewal, knowing that in many ways they are still with us, and their light will always shine and be remembered. The Light Remembered is an emotional piece, at times contemplative, at times joyous, transforming our emotions and memories into sound.

Program Notes

The year 2020 brought much sadness to many lives, including families who lost loved ones. After the initial tragedy of loss, memories of our loved ones fill us with renewal, knowing that in many ways they are still with us, and their light will always shine and be remembered.

The Light Remembered, commissioned by Lafayette County C-1 Bands, starts with short, plaintive solos for flute and oboe (or clarinet), representing the lives of two band members’ mothers who recently passed. A hymn-like chorale follows, contemplative and expressive, which segues into a rather joyous section and percussion features which allow the emotions to be released. The chorale and solos return, a somber ending.

Grade Level: 2.5
Copyright: 2021
Number of Players: Standard
Duration: 4:30

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Sample PDF

  • Light_Remembered.pdf
  • Instrumentation

    Flute 1
    Flute 2
    Oboe
    Bassoon
    B-flat Clarinet 1
    B-flat Clarinet 2
    Bass Clarinet
    Alto Saxophone
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    B-flat Trumpet 1
    B-flat Trumpet 2
    B-flat Trumpet 3
    F Horn
    Trombone 1
    Trombone 2
    Bass Trombone
    Euphonium
    B-flat Baritone T.C.
    Tuba

    Timpani (3 drums)
    Percussion 1: Bells, Xylophone
    Percussion 2: Vibraphone [opt.]
    Percussion 3 [2 players]: Snare Drum, Bass Drum
    Percussion 4: 4 Concert Toms [opt.]
    Percussion 5: Suspended Cymbal