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Such Small Things (2017)

Medium: Concert Band
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Composed: 2016
Duration: 3:15
Difficulty: Grade 2

INSTRUMENTATION
Flute
Oboe (optional Flute 2)
Bassoon (optional)
B-flat Clarinet 1
B-flat Clarinet 2
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone 1/2
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone

 
B-flat Trumpet 1
B-flat Trumpet 2
F Horn
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Baritone
(T.C. Baritone) 
Tuba

Timpani (4 drums)
Bells
Vibraphone
Percussion 1 (sleigh bells, triangle, suspended cymbal)
Percussion 2 (concert bass drum, wind chimes)

NOTES
My favorite moment every morning comes when my 4-month-old daughter, Penelope, wakes up full of smiles and optimism. The title, Such Small Things comes from a StoryPeople print that hangs in her nursery. Brian Andreas's words perfectly capture the anticipation of her arrival into this world.

SUCH SMALL THINGS by BRIAN ANDREAS
For a long time,
there were only your
footprints & laughter
in our dreams
& even from
such small things,
we knew we could not wait
to love you forever.