Defying Gravity

From Wind Repertory Project
Steven Reineke

Steven Reineke

General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $74.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

A new programmatic composition that depicts the marvels of modern aviation. The opening represents the take-off and the majesty of the climb into the heavens. But after reaching cruising altitude and soaring peacefully above the clouds, the plane must descend through a strong turbulent storm. All ends well as the pilot regains control of the aircraft and heroically returns the band and your captivated audience safely to the ground. A superior choice for any festival or concert performance.

Defying Gravity was written for the Sinclair Community College Community Concert Band to commemorate their 25th Anniversary, Kenneth Kohlenberg, conductor.

Program Note from Publisher Website


State Ratings

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