Shining Sword

From Wind Repertory Project
Rob Wiffin

Rob Wiffin

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General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 1:50
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Studio Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £36.95


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Program Notes

This extended fanfare was written for the Royal Air Force Bomber Command Commemorations in 2002. The prototype Avro Lancaster bomber was launched into the skies in 1941 and proved to be a significant factor in winning the Second World War. Its slender silvery outline led it to be known as the “Shining Sword”.

This musical tribute has featured extensively in Bomber Command commemorations especially at the opening of their Memorial, in London’s Green Park, a fitting tribute to the 55,573 crew members who lost their lives during WW2.

- Program Note from publisher


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Rob Wiffin website Accessed 10 May 2018
  • Wiffin, R. (2014). Shining Sword [score]. Studio Music Co.: Luton, Bedfordshire, Eng.