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For Adaptable Band
JUDY BOZONE MUSIC
Rainbow Song (2021) was commissioned by
Robert Ambrose and Mary Cogswell, for the Beginner Band Adaptable
Performance materials are available at Murphy Music Press
Published by Judy Bozone Music
Copyright 2021 by Judy Bozone
International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Printed in the
First printed March 2021
Judy Bozone’s music is eclectic and vivid, like the composer herself. She earned her
Bachelors degree in composition, with minors in philosophy and history at Baylor University in
Waco, Texas before completing both her Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of
Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A past participant at
Bang on A Can, the Aspen Music Festival, the American Music Festival, the Thailand
International Composition Festival, and other festivals, Judy thoroughly enjoys opportunities to
work alongside today’s multi-faceted generation of performers, composers and teachers.
Judy’s music actively explores texture, tonality and space while maintaining a strong
perspective. Her music will often include inspiration from many art forms including poems and
visual art, some of which she created as a backdrop for the music.
Judy currently teaches music theory, composition, ear training, and orchestration at Texas
A&M University Commerce, where she heads the Music Theory area. She avidly supports
contemporary music for all and enjoys sharing her unique musical point of view with
others. She would love to hear from you through email of on her website
Rainbow Song, for adaptable band, is a contrapuntal fanfare for a Rainbow. In the music, several
notes are slurred together into melodic ideas that look like ‘rainbows’ in the music. To me, this
fanfare has a big, majestic sound, like a Rainbow covering the full sky with no beginning or end
– just like the melodies of the music that go back and forth between notes.
Rainbow Song also has harmonic elements, called musical chords, that lead the music forward
and are fun to tune with bandmates as you play, listening to each other as a group, while making
sure your own unique note blends into the musical texture. A chord is made of many notes
(usually three) that sound in the music at the same time. You can hear chords in this music, and
many other kinds of music too. Special percussion instruments, like the windchime, also help
create a glimmering atmosphere around the chords and melodies.
Performance Note to Director:
In the spirit of leadership and improvisation, feel free to add repeated eighth notes into the mallet
parts (doubling C Treble Clef Parts 1, 2, 3, 4), for unique decoration, as you see fit during
rehearsal and performance. Enjoy leading an improvisational example for your students by rearticulating
the malleted parts for extra ‘sparkle’ as you wish.
I sincerely hope your students enjoy this music and continue to develop, share and cultivate a
love of music for themselves, their friends, families and local communities. Everyone I know
was once a beginner!