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Kitty Hawk, 1903

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William Owens

William Owens


Subtitle: The Dream of Flight


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The audience will be transported back to December 17, 1903 -- the day Orville and Wilbur Wright piloted the historic first airplane flight. Wind chimes and air blowing through various instruments take us to the windswept beach where the flight took place. As the music intensifies through a flurry of woodwinds and bold brasses, the plane takes off. Gentle harmonies and countermelodies take us along for the ride and the exhilarating theme returns to conclude the piece as the plane touches down.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the 2011 ATSSB All-State Band by the Association of Texas Small School Bands, Robert Vetter, President.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Ohio: OMEA Junior School Band A
  • Tennessee: III


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