Keveli Music Band Publication

From Glory To Glory


Wind Ensemble


Kevin M. Walczyk

Grade 5   |   Duration: 7'00"
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From Glory to Glory was commissioned by the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference to honor and celebrate the life of Heather Reu, daughter of Molly and Ray Cramer. The entire work's melodic and harmonic constructs are derived from pitch structures based on words and folksongs relating specifically to Heather's life. The work is in seven sections with the primary tonality of each section spelling out the word "Heather". The first, third, and fifth sections of the work utilize motifs and harmonies based on her complete name - Heather Ellen Cramer Reu, while the second and fourth sections feature two folksongs indigenous to the countries from which Heather adopted her four children. The Vietnamese folksong, Oh, My Beloved! Stay With Me! is featured throughout the second section of the work and the Chinese folksong, White Birds is featured in the fourth section of the work. In the sixth section of the work, these two folksongs, representing Heather's children, are united with the musical motifs that spell Heather's name; thus, musically uniting Heather and her children. The seventh section serves as the work's coda and, similar to the entire composition, reflects the energy, commitment, dedication, love, passion and spirit that Heather lived her life. This work is dedicated to all those who have been blessed by Heather's life. "But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord" - II Corinthians 3:18 [NKJV]

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Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble, Ray E. Cramer, conductor

Keveli Music’s mission statement, which includes donating proceeds from its publication sales to non-profit charitable organizations, especially those that serve the needs of children, is similar to the manner in which Heather committed her life to children. Having adopted four children, Heather was deeply committed to serving organizations that promoted adoptions, including the Colorado Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families. Heather was active in her church, Crossroads Fellowship, where she was undoubtedly active in the church’s “Mercy Ministries” that supports bike repairs for children and adults.

“Heather was always the type of person who put others before herself. That was reflected in every aspect in her life…her marriage, her children and her church.”
– Rev. Mike McLaughlin

Dale House LogoHeather volunteered her time at the Dale House Project in Colorado Springs. Dale House, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, reaches out to delinquent, neglected, and abused teenagers who cannot return to their families. Within the context of community living, the goal of Dale House is to teach these youth the skills necessary to live independently. At the request of Ray and Molly Cramer, Keveli Music donates, in Heather’s name, all proceeds from the sales of From Glory To Glory to the Dale House Project.

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Selected as a finalist for the 2012 NBA/Revelli Composition Contest, From Glory To Glory received its official premiere at the Midwest Clinic in December 2011 with Maestro Ray E. Cramer conducting the Cobb Wind Symphony (Mark Records – 9696-MCD). The work received its Japanese premiere by Maestro Cramer and the Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble in July 2011, and was subsequently recorded by the ensemble on Musashino volume 17 (Brain Company Limited – BOCD-7343).

From Glory To Glory is available on volume 10 of Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, which includes a full analysis and editorial of the work.


From Glory To Glory is a grade 5 work. It is challenging to and suitable for most advanced high school symphonic bands, wind ensembles and small college bands. The work is moderately challenging to and suitable for most college-level bands & wind ensembles.

flutes 1-2
oboe 1-2
sopranino clarinet
clarinets 1-3
bass clarinet
contra-alto clarinet
alto saxophones 1-2
tenor saxophone
baritone saxophone
bassoons 1-2
horns 1-4
trumpets 1-43rd & 4th doubling flugel horn
trombones 1-33rd is bass
euphoniumB.C. & T.C. – 2 players required
tuba2 players required
percussion 1vibraphone, and sizzle cymbal
percussion 2glockenspiel and crotales
percussion 3marimba, orchestral sleigh bells, and chimes
percussion 4xylophone, tambourine, and bell tree
percussion 5triangle, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, and sizzle cymbal
percussion 6suspended cymbal and timpani (4 drums)
string bass