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Dillon's Flight

By Ralph Ford

Concert Band - Grade 3
Composed by Ralph Ford. Concert Band; SmartMusic. Belwin Concert Band. Form: Overture. Conductor Score & Parts. 280 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.29603).

Item Number: AP.29603

"Dillon’s Flight" was inspired by the legend of the Phoenix, a bird of fire that does not lay eggs, has no younglings, was here at the beginning of time, and yet still lives today in a hidden desert land. Every 500 years, the sun burns down on the Phoenix until a flash of light appears and it becomes consumed by the flames of fire. From the pile of silvery-gray ash rises up a young Phoenix. The young Phoenix then takes flight and sings its glorious song to the sun for another five hundred years. Dedicated to the Dillon School in Phoenix, New York, this musical depiction is jam-packed with energy. (5:07) This title is available in SmartMusic.

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  • April 25, 2009 Amazing composistion

    Personally, I think that this piece has a lot of character. the changes from upbeat to slow and melodic are inspirational.

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