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Eyes of the Dragon

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Travis J. Weller

Travis J Weller

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
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
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Established through folk traditions in both Europe and Asia, dragons have become legendary creatures inspiring countless movies, stories, books and games in many different cultures. While some cultures in Asia have portrayed the dragon as a type of large water-snake, many European stories have depicted them with scales, dorsal fins, four legs and wings. Some lore holds that dragons were fire-breathing, or poisonous like the creatures depicted in the poem Beowulf. Described as creatures of immense size and power, a warrior's mettle would be tested if they could defeat a dragon in battle.

This programmatic work for young band includes energetic rhythms in minor tonality depicting an epic battle between a solitary warrior and a dragon that threatens his kingdom. The warrior must risk fighting in close proximity to the immense beast, so close that he meets The Eyes of the Dragon.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • North Carolina: II
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band Class C


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.7 (2016): 58. Print