Kitty Hawk, 1903

From Wind Repertory Project
William Owens

William Owens

Subtitle: The Dream of Flight

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
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 I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The audience will be transported back to December 17, 1903 -- the day Orville and Wilbur Wright piloted the historic first airplane flight. Wind chimes and air blowing through various instruments take us to the windswept beach where the flight took place. As the music intensifies through a flurry of woodwinds and bold brasses, the plane takes off. Gentle harmonies and countermelodies take us along for the ride and the exhilarating theme returns to conclude the piece as the plane touches down.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the 2011 ATSSB All-State Band by the Association of Texas Small School Bands, Robert Vetter, President.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Ohio: OMEA Junior School Band A
  • Tennessee: III


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