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Flight of Years

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Patrick J. Burns

Patrick Burns

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $76.00   |   Score - $8.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel (Orchestral Bells)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Flight of Years is a concert overture which reflects my long-held fascination with the passage of time, and was the first piece I wrote for symphonic band. The outre sections are bursting with energy, verve and anticipation while the contrasting middle section depicts the reflection that each of us does when looking back on our distant and recent past.

-Program Note by Composer

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

  • Maryland: IV

Recent Performances

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  • Bel Air Community Band (Patrick Burns, conductor) - 2 May 2010
  • Verona High School Symphonic Band (Erik Lynch, conductor) - 27 February 2009
  • New Jersey All-Shore Band Directors Association High School Honor Band (Patrick Burns, conductor) - 9 April 2006
  • Elizabethtown College Concert Band (Patrick Burns, conductor) - 28 April 2004

Works for Winds by this Composer

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