From Wind Repertory Project
Steven Bryant

Steven Bryant

General Info

Year: 2023
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Steven Bryant
Cost: Score and Parts – Available December 2023


Full Score
Flute I
Flute II (or Oboe) Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II (II optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-toms (3)
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Aloft evokes the relentless pursuit of powered flight by the Wright Brothers at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, as well as the broader sense of persistence and elation during any creative act.

Aloft is meant to be truly accessible to a very wide range of musicians, confirming to the North Carolina Bandmasters Association MPA grade 2 guidelines, and thus playable by young and inexperienced musicians everywhere.

I am grateful to Danny Green, the Wachovia Winds Youth Wind Ensemble, and all the members of the consortium for creating this unique project for so many North Carolina composers.

Commissioned by: Wachovia Winds Youth Wind Ensemble for the NC Concert Band Music Consortium, Artistic Director: Danny Green

- Program Note by composer


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Wachovia Winds Youth Wind Ensemble (Winston-Salem, N.C.) (Alex Askew, conductor) - 27 May 2023 *Premiere Performance*

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