Dancing Kites

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Chris M. Bernotas

Chris M Bernotas

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General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $49.00; (digital) - $49.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion, including:

  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Dancing Kites is dedicated in memory of Douglas Vermilya Jr., who passed on December 22, 2014, at the age of 3 1/2. He loved music and brought so much joy and happiness to his family.

In dedicating Dancing Kites to the memory of Douglas, I thought about the happiness and playfulness that children bring to us and that I imagined Douglas brought to his friends and family. The stories shared about his life were heroic with his battle against congenital heart defects and a family life filled with lots of laughter, fun and music. He was a bright light in his family, and it was fitting to have a piece that reflected that playful spirit. I also thought that with each clap from the audience, Douglas will be honored and in a new way his memory will bring a smile to many, many faces. For me, to put something in a musical form as a dedication to his life on earth is an honor that I will forever treasure. It is my sincere hope that you smile and enjoy Dancing Kites and clap a little extra for “Junior.”

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

  • Ohio: OMEA Junior High School Band C
  • Texas: I. Complete


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Works for Winds by This Composer

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None discovered thus far.