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Flight Over Lake Michigan

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Shawn Lee

Shawn Lee


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Crusis Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments

Part 2

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments

Part 3

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments

Part 4

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments

Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

My love for aviation and the feeling of flight reaches back all the way to my early childhood; one of the earliest things I can remember is going to see my dad on the weekends and playing Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 for hours on end (and four year-old me crash-landing the planes more often than not - oh boy!). As the years passed by and I began considering what I wanted to do for my career, being a pilot was one of my top choices. While the exorbitant costs of getting an airline transport license, required to fly commercially, eventually led to my decision to turn away from a career in aviation for one of teaching and writing music, getting my private pilot’s license is still a dream that I hold onto and intend to pursue.

Flight Over Lake Michigan is a grade 2 work based off of my earlier piece for orchestra, Amongst the Clouds. While it retains many similar musical ideas as the original, the piece has been adapted to be a good fit for younger bands who want to embrace the feeling of flight.

- Program Note by composer


Performance Notes

This version for adaptable winds is meant to work for groups as small as 7 players, with 10 being the ideal minimum number. Certain parts may work better for some instruments than others; feel free to experiment with your ensemble.


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