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Lift Off

From Wind Repertory Project
Peter Meechan

Peter Meechan


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 4:35
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G and M Brand - British Music Publishers
Cost: Score & Parts - Unknown   |   Score Only - Unknown


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
French Horn I-II
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Piano (for rehearsal only)
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum


Errata

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Program Notes

Lift Off is a short suite of dexcriptive pieces, all inspired by a short flight from Manchester, England to Brussels. In the first movement we hear the start of the engine, and after the plane has moved into position, it takes off. The second movement depicts the beautiful view of the clouds from above. It all seems timeless and you don't even feel as if you're moving. The last movent starts nervously (I'm not a great flier!), as the plane begins its descent from the sky. However, as we land safely back on earth, the piece ends in a flurry of excitement and triumph, returning to a theme heard in the first movement.

Program note by Peter Meechan


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