Inventing Flight: A Suite of Thumbnail Portraits

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EBM EBM0610184/ HL 45107

Duration (minutes): 
17
Detailed Instrumentation: 
3(2Pi)3(EH)3(A/BsCl)3(Cbn) 43(Pi)31 Timp 3Pc Pno Str
Subtitled "A Suite for Orchestra of Thumbnail Portraits," this work depicts in three movements stories of first flights, both in myth and history.  Movements: I. Daedalus and Icarus  II. Leonardo  III. Wilbur and Orville.  Premiered by North Carolina Symphony, William Henry Curry conducting, Chapel Hill, NC, April 10, 2003.  Versions for orchestra (original) and band (transcription) are available from the publisher.