Eye of the Hawk

From Wind Repertory Project
Susan Botti

Susan Botti

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: American Composers Forum
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F I-II
Timpani Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasas and/or Metal Shakers (2)
  • Drum Set
  • Egg Shakers (2)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Metal Wind chimes (can be made from found materials) (3)
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Suspended Cymbal (coin scrape)
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-toms
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Blocks


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The composer writes, "Eye of the Hawk was inspired by the beautiful and majestic Hudson Valley. I wanted to base the piece on something that would resonate with the band who would be premiering it: my local, exceptional middle school band. The hawk became our spirit animal, and represented to me many of the qualities that are inherent in a young person of that age — bold, instinctive, elegant — a fierce creature who ‘owns the sky.’ The music conveys power, freedom, and confidence. Just like the students.”

- Program Note from VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band concert program, 16 December 2016


State Ratings

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