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When the Sun Comes After Rain [wind band] - SCORE

SKU: EH0001A
  • When the Sun Comes After Rain

    wind band version

    [arr. 2016]


    music by Matthew Emery

    wind band transcription by E.K.R. Hammell

    Premiered December 3rd, 2016 by the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble. Director: Gillian MacKay.

    featured selection:
    -MusicFest Canada Concert Band Syllabus 2019-2022
    -University of Toronto Wind Conducting Symposium 2019 & 2020

    known performances include:
    -International Youth Band (USA)
    -Trinity Laban Symphonic Winds (UK)
    -Minnesota All-State Band (USA)
    -Washington All-State Band (USA)
    -Saskatchewan Honour Band (Canada)
    -Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra (Canada)
    -University of Toronto Wind Ensemble (Canada)


    preview score:

    EH0001A Conductor's Score PDF - PREVIEW




    video performance:



    Medium / B300 / Gr. 3


    3 min.


    Fl.(1&2 divisi) – Ob. – Bsn. – BbCl.1/2/3 – Bs.Cl. – A.Sax.1/2 – T.Sax. – B.Sax – BbTpt.1/2 – FHn.1/2 – Tbn.1/2 – Euph.(BC/TC) – Tba. – Str.Bs. – Perc.1/2/3 (timpani - mark tree - glockenspiel - suspended cymbal - mallets)


    -Conductor's Score PDF (SKU:EH0001A)

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    program notes:

    When the Sun Comes After Rain is originally a choral motet written by Canadian composer Matthew Emery for the UBC University Singers in 2012, set to the Robert Louis Stevenson poem of the same name. The piece brings a freshness as real as the smells after a summer rain and evokes themes of love, longing, and belonging.

    This wind band arrangement was premiered December 3rd 2016 by the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Gillian MacKay.



    original text: 

    When the sun comes after rain
    by Robert Louis Stevenson

    When the sun comes after rain
    And the bird is in the blue,
    The girls go down the lane
    Two by two.
    When the sun comes after shadow
    And the singing of the showers,
    The girls go up the meadow,
    Fair as flowers.
    When the eve comes dusky red
    And the moon succeeds the sun,
    The girls go home to bed
    One by one.
    And when life draws to its even
    And the day of man is past,
    They shall all go home to heaven,
    Home at last.

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