©2019 by Julie Giroux.

Across the Isle of Skye

Commissioned by the Texas A & M University Bands

in recognition of

Dr. Timothy Rhea

In honor of his 25th year as conductor of the

Texas A & M University Wind Symphony

 The Isle of Skye is perhaps one of the most beautiful places on earth. Rugged and magical, it is the largest of the Inner Hebrides and home to some of Scotland's most iconic views. It has long captured my imagination and once I researched the name Rhea, I knew I was going to compose a work that fit both the genealogy of the name and my dream of writing music inspired by its scenery. 

It is a work full of imagery and certain to capture the imaginations of player and audiences alike.