for symphonic winds & percussion

Halle's Light was written as a musical tribute to honor the life of Halle Holland. Described by family and friends as a joyful, vibrant, and energetic person, Halle's life was ultimately cut short after a 5 year battle with cancer. 

Instead of looking at a life ended, this piece looks to pay respects to a life lived well by expressing bright optimism and hope. The work also references "Bunessan", a Scottish Gaelic tune more easily recognized as the melody used in the Cat Steven's song "Morning Has Broken". This song was a favorite of Halle's and was sung at her funeral.

Halle's Light was commissioned by Dr. Tonya Millsap and the Glenn C. Jones Middle School band and is dedicated to the school's principal Rich Holland and his family, in memory of Halle, loving wife and mother.



Parts | Site License: 80

Score: 25