Robert Thurston

The Carl Fischer Symphonic Performance Series
Medium Band
Performing Ensemble: Concert Band
Instrumentation: Flute I, Clarinet III, Tuba, Euphonium, Bells, Tenor I, Tom-toms, Horn II, Tenor II, Flute II, Marimba, Timpani, Triangle, Horn I, Chimes, Suspended Cymbal, Xylophone, Snare Drum, Alto Saxophone II, Tambourine, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet II, Bass Clarinet,
Item Number: SPS15
Number of Pages: 332
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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A dynamic concert overture that derives most of its force and material from the striking fanfare motive announced in the opening measure by horns and trumpets (concert Eb, Bb, Ab, Db). The bold opening in compound time is followed by a suave and flowing Adagio in 4/4 meter that makes a lovely tune out of a variant of the opening motive. At measure 103, with a marimba solo, the Allegro style and compound meter return for a rousing and invigorating climax. This piece is a significant addition to the band repertoire for concert and contest. Duration: 6’30” Keys: Eb, Ab Ranges: Trumpet – A; Horn – F; Trombone – G)

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