Nothing Gold Can Stay


This show embodies the message that life, in its best moments, cannot stay golden…nor can it dwell forever in the worst moments. We musically fade away from the happiest of fanfares into the most harsh beckoning of anger. Interspersed within is a passing leitmotif of metallic glory, only to end in darkness—because Nothing Gold Can Stay.


  • *Ecstasy of Gold – Ennio Morricone
  • *Lost It To Trying – Son Lux
  • *Beyond the Veil – Lindsey Stirling
  • *Violin Concerto, Op. 14, Mvt. II. Andante – Samuel Barber
  • *Mind Heist – Zack Hemsey
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay – Ben Lee

For a recording or other show information, please contact me.

Percussion by Jack Albert and Ben Lee

Contact Me

*I provide a “work-for-hire” service when creating a show. Thus, I do not own the copyright of the indicated works. (Works without an asterisk fall under public domain and/or original music selections.) Modern copyright agreements include language to not sell or reproduce arrangements “as-is”; this is why no recordings are on my website, and why customization is included in all fees. “Permission to Arrange” copyright licensing MUST be obtained before I will craft your ensemble’s custom arrangement.


Russell County HS (Russell Springs, KY)