Sogno di Volare (arr. Conaway)

From Wind Repertory Project
Christopher Tin

Christopher Tin (trans. Matt Conaway)

Subtitle: From the Video Game Civilization VI

The title translates from the Italian as "I dream of flight."

General Info

Year: 2016 / 2019
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Choir and orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
Flute I-II (I doubling Piccolo)
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
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From the popular and longstanding video game franchise, this is the stirring theme from Civilization VI. This powerful adaptation is taken directly from the original and is compatible with the composer's own choral arrangement. Performed with band alone or with the addition of voices, it's a stunning concert work that portrays a sense of conquest and wonder.

- Program Note from publisher

Sid Meier's Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy 4X video game developed by Firaxis Games. The latest entry into the Civilization series, it was released in October 2016.

Similar to previous installments, the goal for the player is to develop a civilization from an early settlement through many millennia to become a world power and achieve one of several victory conditions, such as through military domination, technological superiority, or cultural influence, over the other human and computer-controlled opponents. Players do this by exploring the world, founding new cities, building city improvements, deploying military troops to attack and defend from others, researching new technologies and cultural civics, and engaging in trade and negotiations with other world leaders.

Composer Christopher Tin, who wrote Baba Yetu, the Grammy-winning theme song for Civilization IV, returned to write Civilization VI's main theme, Sogno di Volare (The Dream of Flight). The theme was written to capture the spirit of exploration not only in "seeking new lands, but also the mental exploration of expanding the frontiers of science and philosophy".

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Baba Yetu (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Vinson) (2005/2019)
  • Sogno di Volare (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Brown) (2016/2019)

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