Great Wall

From Wind Repertory Project
William Owens

William Owens

Subtitle: The Legend of Qi Jiguang

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This is a one-movement programmatic work set in four contrasting sections. The title is a reference to a famous Chinese general from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and his efforts to protect Beijing and its Forbidden City from the Mongol tribes to the north. Beginning with an intense percussion feature, Mongol Attack is marked “Fierce." The contrasting and more thinly scored Aftermath is marked “Slowly” and features expressive solos for flute and bassoon, while the serene Peacetime is marked “Tranquil” and highlights a solo for oboe. The intensity suddenly returns in the closing section entitled The Empire Victorious.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist

Commissioned by the Texas Music Educators Association Region 9 Middle School Band Division for the Middle School Wind Ensemble.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works