Attack of the Toy Planes

From Wind Repertory Project
Daniel Dade

Daniel Dade

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General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daniel Dade, through Sheetmusicplus
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $70.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe 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
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Your Mission: Win the battle.

Attack of the Toy Planes brings you back to a simple time, a time when all that was on your mind was playing with your toys. Attack tells the story of two children playing with their toy airplanes in an intense mock battle. Attack sets up a constantly driving groove with persistent eighth notes and changing time signatures. The battle starts off in a lighthearted way, but as the music unfolds, it delves deeper into the children’s imaginations, creating lifelike scenes of the air battle swirling around them -- the planes flying above and the soldiers battling on the ground. Amidst the turmoil of the ending, all the brass falls out except the French horns, as they let out one last battle cry before they are ultimately silenced.

- Program Note from publisher

For Mary Hulliberger and the Walled Lake Northern Wind Ensemble.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Heritage High School (Menifee, Calif.) Concert Band (Francisco Gaxiola, conductor) - 2 June 2022
  • Walled Lake Northern High School (Commerce, Mich.) Wind Ensemble – 24 May 2018 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Daniel Dade, personal correspondence, June 2018
  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 307.
  • Perusal score