To Soar with Eagles

From Wind Repertory Project
Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney


General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Concert Toms (2)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In this dynamic multi-style overture for band, stark percussive hits, brass fanfares and swirling woodwind effects open the piece. A fast tempo and long build follow, using non-traditional harmonies and overlapping layers of sound, climaxing with a majestic, soaring statement by the entire ensemble. The slower middle section features a solo flute accompanied by rich sonorities and counterlines. The fast tempo returns initiated by the percussion section as the piece drives to a satisfying finish.

- Program note by publisher


Media


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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

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