About the Music
*Winning Composition* - 2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Composition Contest

The hardest part of owning a pet is having to say goodbye when the time comes... For many, our first dogs or cats end up becoming our first best friends in life. Our furry friends become members of our families, and losing them can be just as difficult to deal with as the loss of a loved one.

​I was inspired to write this piece after reading about The Rainbow Bridge - the subject of several works of poetry that describe the paradise located "just this side of Heaven" where departed pets regain their health and wait to be reunited with their owners before crossing over the Rainbow Bridge together.

​The Bridge tells the story of an owner saying goodbye to his four-legged best friend, what happens after the dog passes on, and the excitement and overwhelming joy experienced when the two are reunited. Read the full program notes and view a perusal score here.


You will receive one printed copy of each part with the rights to make as many copies as necessary for your ensemble. All parts and scores from M&M Music Press are formatted to be easily copied onto 8.5x11" letter-sized paper. No hassle of resizing, and no fear of copyright infringement.

Full Score
Flute 1
Flute 2
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2

Bb Clarinet 3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
F Horn 1
F Horn 2
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Euphonium B.C.
Euphonium T.C.
Mallet Percussion 1: Bells
Mallet Percussion 2: Xylophone
Mallet Percussion 3: Vibraphone
Mallet Percussion 4: Chimes
Mallet Percussion 5: Marimba
Percussion 1: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Wind Chimes, Tam-tam
Percussion 2: Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Triangle

The Bridge Score and Parts - Print Format

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