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Dana Wilson

Dana Wilson

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General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute 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-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The term footsteps can have different meanings. It can suggest everything from gently walking, to mysterious uncertainty, to massive marching. This evocative work by Dana Wilson moves progressively through a spectrum of images and textures, gradually gaining in power and drama throughout. Much like Ravel’s Bolero, Footsteps is based on simple, repeated themes with the intrigue provided by the colorful orchestration.

Footsteps was commissioned by the supporters of the Clarkston Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Clarkston, Mich.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • Tennessee: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Kara Metzger, conductor) - 6 April 2022
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, All College Band (Daryl Warren, conductor) – 4 March 2020
  • Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, Penn.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Brian Norcross, conductor) – 8 November 2019
  • Nazareth College (Rochester, N.Y.) Symphonic Band (Steven Zugelder, conductor) – 18 October 2019
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Concert Band (Christine Lundahl, conductor) – 11 February 2019
  • Austin (Texas) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor) - 2 April 2018
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Concert Band (Greg Harris, conductor) – 14 December 2017
  • Austin (Tx.) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor) – 2 April 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer

A complete list of Dana Wilson's compositions may be found here:


  • Dana Wilson website Accessed 31 December 2017
  • Wilson, D. (2010). Footsteps [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: New York.