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#011-3637-00   Young Band

Spirit of the Winds

Robert W. Smith
Released: 2007
Grade: 2½
Performance Time: 5:15
Series: Command

Spirit of the Winds, a concert/festival work for the developing band, was inspired by the beautiful Temecula Valley of California. Each year, the sky over the valley is filled with hot air balloons creating a visual sight that is not soon forgotten. Of course, balloons are unable to "steer" and must fly with the gentle breezes of the air current. As a result, those subject to the "spirit of the winds" can find themselves over festival grounds or floating above the beautiful Temecula Valley vineyards. Beginning with a bold, yet mysterious statement, the introduction gives way to a soaring melody as our flight begins. Cascading figures in the woodwinds create the effect of wind currents followed by a beautiful secondary melodic statement. The original theme returns leading to a very energetic conclusion. Accessible to a wide range of concert bands, Spirit of the Winds provides multiple teaching opportunities and will be enjoyed by both performer and audience.
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  Stock # Price
011-3637-00 $50.00
Extra full score 011-3637-01 $7.00
Extra individual part (each) 011-3637-80 $3.00
CD: Spirit of the Winds WFR351 $14.95

All prices are in US Dollars.