Dosia McKay

Snow Angels

for Woodwind Quintet

The Woodwind Quintet "Snow Angels" was inspired by a breeze of fresh air at the end of a long and humid summer in East Tennessee. As the mornings and evenings became cooler, and the change of seasons was at hand, I was overcome by the memories of snowy winters in my native Poland. I remembered being pulled in a sled by my parents, the taste and smell of snow, and the simplicity of a child's joy and wonderment.

  Winter's Eve
  The First Snow
  Snow Angels

Sample instruments, computer rendition

Composed: 2006
Total duration: 7'30"

1. Winter's Eve
2. The First Snow
3. Snow Angels

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Published by Gavia Music (ASCAP)
Laser printed, professionally bound
8.5 X 11 score and parts, 43 pages


PDF file
8.5 X 11 score and parts, 43 pages


Past performances:

  • Heather Nagy, flute, Callie Herman, oboe, Jeffrey St. John Sherwood, clarinet, David Christopher Overall, French horn, Eric Beuerlein, bassoon, during The Unfurling, Senior Composition Recital at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, March 29, 2009
  • Empyrean Winds at the New Music Concert at the East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, April 30, 2007
  • Empyrean Winds at the Music from the Living concert at the University of Tennessee School of Music in Knoxville, April 3, 2007
  • Southeastern Composers League's Forum at the School of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, March 2007 (premiere)

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