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As Spirits Take Flight

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Christian Earl

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $76.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

Uplifting and bright, this fine overture was written for the Salt Lake Symphonic Winds. Images of flight are suggested through the composer's use of rhythm and tempo. The middle section has solo lines for trumpet and clarinet and is beautifully scored utilizing the many different colors available to the wind medium. Various cross cueings allow the conductor/director freedom to tailor the piece to fit a particular ensemble.

As Spirits Take Flight is dedicated to the Salt Lake Symphonic Winds, Dr. Thomas Rohrer, conductor.

Program Note from Publisher Web-site

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