Spirit of the Winds

Robert W. Smith

  • Year: 2007
  • Grade: 2.5
  • Time: 5:15
  • Series: Command
  • Brand: C.L. Barnhouse Co.

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.

Product SKU Price Quantity
Full set 011-3637-00 $50.00
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Extra full score 011-3637-01 $7.00
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Audio CD WFR351: Spirit of the Winds WFR351-CD01 $14.95
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