Dragon Sky

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 6:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica Propria
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-VII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Mounted Clave
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Dragon Sky was commissioned by the 2015 Flower Mound Wind Symphony. Every ancient civilization has dragons in its lore. Most all mythology has dragons in some form or another. Mankind has had an ongoing love affair with these winged beasts since the beginning of recorded history and perhaps beyond. Real or not, dragons have made our existence richer, our stories more exciting and our nightmares much more interesting. Does that not to some extent make them real? For hundreds of thousands of years man did not rule the sky. Imagine a world with dragons in it. If the sky dreams, it is not of birds or man-made contraptions, surely it dreams of dragons. If the music is pretty, the dragon is flying. If it is suspenseful, the dragon is stalking. If the music is scary or exciting, the dragon is attacking, and chances are we are running for our lives. In the end, you either run from your dragons or you can ride them.

- Program Note from Flower Mound High School Wind Symphony concert program, 18 December 2015


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • State University of New York Oswego Wind Ensemble (Trevor Jorgensen, conductor) - 1 December 2021
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Symphonic Band (Kirk Saville, conductor) – 26 February 2020
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire University Band (Sarah Leppart, conductor) – 26 November 2018
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Symphonic Band (Dennis W. Fisher, conductor) – 7 February 2017
  • Flower Mound (Texas) High School Wind Symphony (Brent Biskup, conductor) - 18 December 2015 (2015 Midwest Clinic)

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