To Walk with Wings

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

Subtitle: Fanfare and Overture

General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 7:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica Propria
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba (2)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

To Walk With Wings, Fanfare & Overture, is a musical epic of man’s quest for flight. From the early beginnings of cloth and wooden wings through the exploration of space, this highly programmatic piece takes the listener on a musical tour through aeronautic history.

It captures mental images of men jumping off cliffs with fabric wings, the first true flight, trials and errors, the comical age of contraptions, the cold, brutal strength of fabricated metal machines, the whirring of the computer age, the tragedy of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and the overall spirit of man and his desire to travel through space and beyond.

Though the piece tells the tale of the mastering of flight, the real driving force behind the music is found in the questions: "Who are we?" and "What is out there?"

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the United States Air Force Band of the Rockies, Col. H. Bruce Gilkes, Commander/Conductor, Captain Gena R. Stuchbery, Deputy Commander/Associate Conductor.

With grateful appreciation to my friend and mentor, Bill Conti.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Mansfield (Penn.) University Concert Wind Ensemble (Adam F. Brennan, conductor) - 20 November 2021
  • California State University Fresno Wind Orchestra (Mike Corrigan, conductor) – 3 October 2019
  • College of Lake County (Grayslake, Ill.) Concert Band (John Mojziszek, conductor) – 13 December 2017
  • Manhattan Wind Ensemble – 21 May 2015
  • Cobb Wind Symphony (Marietta, Ga.) (Andrea Strauss, conductor) – 20 December 2003 (2003 Midwest Clinic)

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Giroux, J. (2000). To Walk with Wings: Fanfare and Overture: For Concert Band [score]. Musica Propria: San Antonio, Tex.
  • Julie Giroux website Accessed 10 July 2021