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Upon These Wings

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David Shaffer

David Shaffer

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 5:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $72.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Conga
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Mark Tree
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

Written to commemorate to 100th aniversary of powered flight, this dynamic David Shaffer creation is an ideal programming choice for better bands. Includes solo spots for piccolo, F horn, oboe, trumpet, alto sax and flute as well as a host of percussion parts including piano. A broad rubato section provides a wonderful contrast to the bright agressive opening tempo and produces a composition that is challenging but well worth the effort.

Upon These Wings was commissioned by the Alle-Kiski Valley Band Directors Association and dedicated to the 2002 Alle-Kiske Honors Band. The premiere performance took place on February 2, 2002, David Shaffer, conducting.

Program Note from Publisher Website

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