Flight of the Piasa

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Flight of the Piasa, op. 120
Alton High School Band, Alton, Illinois
David W. Drillinger, Director
2008 – grade 4 – 5:15
Alfred Music – #29477


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Flight of the Piasa was written to depict the majesty of the legendary Piasa, an enormous winged creature, and the bravery of the Illini tribe who triumphed over its reign of terror. The discovery of the Piasa dates to 1673, when the cliff drawing painted high on the bluffs was first seen by Marquette during his famous journey down the Mississippi River. (5:10) This title is available in SmartMusic.

"Flight of the Piasa is a very effective piece of music that is superbly crafted by a composer who really does understand the limitations and playing capabilities of student musicians."
— SBO Magazine