Journey of the Bonfire

From Wind Repertory Project
William Owens

William Owens

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 1:55
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00; (digital) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


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
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Ship's Bell
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Throw off the bowlines and catch the wind in your sails with this exciting musical maritime adventure. The majestic opening statement builds anticipation as the bowlines are released, and a brisk allegro section fills the sails and sets out for the horizon. The sound of a ship's bell adds to the feel of a bold adventure on the open seas!

- Program Note from publisher

To the passionate sailor, little else compares with the thrill of exploring a limitless world of wind and light completely void of borders. Dedicated to Linda McDavitt, this spirited work portrays the splendor and majesty of navigating the great waters. The title of the work, Journey of the Bonfire, was inspired by the name of Ms. McDavitt’s sailboat, Bonfire. The majestic opening of the music typifies a beautiful day for sailing when perfect weather and a stalwart sea-ready vessel entice excitement and anticipation. As the tempo suddenly becomes quick and brisk, the journey is now at hand! A ship’s bell can be heard intermittently throughout the piece to further characterize the joy of the sail.

- Program Note from Wind Symphony of Clovis concert program, 19 December 2018


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Texas: I. Complete


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