Such Small Things is a gift to the composer’s baby daughter. The sweeping ballad simultaneously celebrates the anticipation of life and the joy that her life has brought into the world. Sparkling percussion and rich harmonies in the winds make this 3-minute piece a treat for the listener.
Genre: 5-Part Flex Band | # of Players: Standard
Series: The SpectraFlex Series
Level: 2.5 | Duration: 3:30
Transposed Score (showing all transposed parts)
Condensed Score (only "C" parts)
(2 copies of each of all parts for each listed instrument)
Part 1: Flute, Oboe, B-flat Clarinet, B-flat Trumpet
Part 2: B-flat Clarinet, B-flat Trumpet, E-flat Alto Saxophone
Part 3: B-flat Clarinet, B-flat Trumpet, E-flat Alto Saxophone, F Horn
Part 4: B-flat Tenor Saxophone, F Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Bassoon
Part 5: B-flat Bass Clarinet, E-flat Baritone Saxophone, Trombone, Euphonium, Bassoon, Tuba, Double Bass
Percussion Parts (100% optional)
Timpani (4 drums)
Percussion 1: Suspended Cymbal, Sleigh Bells, Triangle
Percussion 2: Bass Drum, Wind Chimes
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.
ABOUT THE SERIES
The SpectraFlex Series for adaptable wind band offers flexibility with pieces across all grade levels, featuring traditional high-to-low scoring with 5 or 6 parts and optional percussion. Each part is transposed and playable by a multitude of wind or keyboard percussion instruments while maintaining the spectrum of sound we have grown to love about the wind band.