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Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Concert Band
Desc From Armed Forces Suite
Composer Vince Gassi
Publisher Alfred Publishing Co Inc
Catalog # 37820

Price: $55.00

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Wings Composed by Vince Gassi. For Concert Band. Published by Alfred Publishing Co Inc. (Catalog # 37820, UPC: 038081434391)

The men and women of the Royal Canadian Air Force are the inspiration behind this original composition by Vince Gassi. The first work in his Armed Forces Suite, it takes off with a bright, spirited theme first heard in the flutes. The rest of the ensemble soon joins in the maneuvers and offers a fuller tactical report. Clarinets take over with dignity, providing a lyrical contrast, and are supported by a stately accompaniment. It isn't long before we start to feel the "spirit of adventure" building to a contrasting section conveying images of stealth and intrigue. Covert operations lead finally to a restatement of the opening theme by the brass with flute and clarinet obligato. Interlace with fragments from the covert section and we are carried to a soaring conclusion. If you are looking for a spirited concert opener or closer, look no further!
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