Vires, Artes, Mores

Larry Clark

Concert Performance Series
Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Concert Band
Instrumentation: Flute 1, Trumpet 3 in Bb, Euphonium T.C. in Bb, Trombone 2, Horn 2 in F, Horn 1 in F, Euphonium B.C., Trumpet 2 in Bb, Timpani, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Flute 2, Trombone 1, Alto Saxophone 1 in Eb, Alto Saxophone 2 in Eb, Clarinet 1 in Bb, Mallet Percuss
Item Number: CPS126
Number of Pages: 28+268
Duration: 3:58
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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This work is a three-part composition based on the Latin words meaning Strength, Skill, and Character. The piece opens with a poignant fanfare depicting the strength of the modern concert band, which is followed by a fast-paced section, meant to demonstrate the performers’ skills. The third section of the work is an uplifting theme designed to depict character. After moving back to the skill theme in a new key, it builds to a dramatic climax, followed by a short coda that bursts to the finish. Ideal for concert or contest.

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