Wings That Work

From Wind Repertory Project
Steven Bryant

Steven Bryant

Subtitle: The Invention of Flight

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Gorilla Salad
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $105.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $20.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Synthesizer (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Wings That Work was written in celebration of the dedicated, inventive spirit of Orville and Wilbur Wright. While 2003 marked the 100th anniversary of their first successful powered flight, this piece is not a literal portrait of that single moment, but rather evokes the joy and triumph in success made possible by their years of persistent effort and dedicated belief in flight. Wings That Work celebrates the spirit of scientific inquiry and invention, and the sustained effort required to realize such aspirations.

Commissioned by Ed Nagel and the Fairborn High School Band in celebration of the Centennial of the Wright Brothers' first powered flight.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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