Dream Catcher, The

From Wind Repertory Project
W. Francis McBeth

W. Francis McBeth

General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost:Score and Parts - $145.00   |   Score Only - $22.50


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Box Nails
  • Claves (metal gas pipe)
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraslap

Players clapping and whistling


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A "dream catcher" is an American Indian hoop. In Indian folklore, when dream catchers are suspended over the body of someone sleeping, they catch the bad dreams and let the good ones through. This title is full of percussive sound effects and instruments that all players employ.

The Dream Catcher was commissioned by and is dedicated to the Renbrook School Concert Band, West Hartford, Connecticut, Gary L. Partridge, conductor.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • Maryland: III
  • North Carolina: IV
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: III
  • Virginia: III


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Battaglia (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Barber) (1967/2021)

All Wind Works


  • McBeth, W. (1997). The Dream Catcher: For Symphonic Band [score]. Southern Music Co.: San Antonio, Tex.