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Aspen Jubilee

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Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson


General Info

Year: 1988
Duration: c. 10:40
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $200.00   |   Score Only - $25.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Voice (or substitute harmonica)
Piccolo I-II
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano/Celesta
Timpani
Percussion (5-6 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Chimes
  • Bongos
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

These errata were compiled by Richard Floyd, through study and discussion with Ron Nelson.


In Parts:

  • Piccolo II, m.69: on beat three, change "G" to "B-flat"
  • Flutes, m.139: check on the "8va' designations, some may be superfluous
  • Flutes, m.143: "loco" may be superfluous here
  • Oboe I, m.158: second 32nd note in beat two should be an "A-flat"
  • English Horn, m.20: add quarter rest on beat four
  • English Horn, m.148: eliminate the low A on beat four, replace with rest.
  • Bassoon I, m.230: add "sostenuto"
  • Bassoon II, m.241: change A-flat to B-flat
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II, m.251: change beat three note to E-flat
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet III, m.71: add a flat to the first quarter note
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet III, m.251: change beat three note to E-flat
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet, m.48: Add Rehearsal Number 5 here (7th measure after "4")
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet, m.125: downbeat of the bar should be a quarter rest
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone, m.5: add a "dim" to forte, matching trumpets and horns.
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone, m.5: add a "dim" to forte, matching trumpets and horns
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone, m.48: Add Rehearsal Number 5 here (7th measure after "4")
  • Baritone Saxophone, m.48: Add Rehearsal Number 5 here (7th measure after "4")
  • B-flat Cornet I, m.31: change downbeat to a written "D"
  • B-flat Cornet I, m.186: should be "open"
  • B-flat Cornet I, m.198: play open
  • B-flat Cornet II, m.20: change dotted half to D-sharp to match Trumpet 1
  • B-flat Cornet II, m.37: the "open" is an error, should already be open
  • B-flat Cornet II, m.186: should be "open"
  • B-flat Trumpet I, m.9: the "and" of beat one should be a written "G"
  • B-flat Trumpet I, m.208: play "open" and soft into stands
  • B-flat Trumpet II-III, m.178: the "and" of beat two should be a "G"
  • B-flat Trumpet II-III, m.208: play "open" and soft into stands
  • B-flat Trumpet III, m.247: change B-flat to B-natural
  • Horn in F I, m.237: last note of bar should be "C natural"
  • Horn in F I, m.303: add accent on beat three
  • Horn in F II, m.67: add a flat to the "A" on beat two
  • Horn in F II, m.237: last note of bar should be "C natural"
  • Horn in F II, m.303: add accent on beat three
  • Horn in F III, m.34: Add Rehearsal Number 3 here (11th measure after "2")
  • Horn in F III, m.237: last note of bar should be "C natural"
  • Horn in F III, m.303: add accent on beat three
  • Horn in F IV, m.65: change dotted quarter from "F" to an "A"
  • Horn in F IV, m.67: add a flat to the "A" on beat two
  • Horn in F IV, m.237: last note of bar should be "C natural"
  • Horn in F IV, m.303: add accent on beat three
  • Trombone I, m.1: Part has "D" above staff, Score has "B-flat," - score seems correct based on context
  • Trombone I, m.141: add flat to the half note "D"
  • Trombone I, m.208: play "open" and soft into stands
  • Trombone II-III, m.112: ensure the quarter note on beat 3 is a B-flat
  • Trombone II-III, m.208: play "open" and soft into stands
  • Euphonium, m.125: downbeat of the bar should be a quarter rest
  • Euphonium, m.165: cue ends, you begin playing here
  • String Bass, m.222: "arco"
  • Timpani, m.250: check for errors here against the score, depending on the edition of your part
  • Vibraphones, m.275: Rehearsal 26 is missing here

NOTE: All brass are "open" at Rehearsal Number 23.


Program Notes

Aspen Jubilee was commissioned by the Manatee High School Band in Bradenton, Florida. Ron Nelson shares his thoughts about Aspen Jubilee:

I was thinking of the stupendous beauty of the Rockies in general, of blinding sunlight of snow-covered peaks; of the frontier spirit of old Aspen with its brash, funny dynamism, and its corny ragtag Fourth of July parades and fireworks displays. I was also thinking about indescribably beautiful nights under star-filled skies (the middle section is titled Nightsong). There is only a passing nod to the Aspen which has now become a playground for the rich and famous. I spent thirteen of the most memorable summers of my life at the Aspen Music Festival. I was able to immerse myself in music, meet fascinating people, and recharge my batteries. Each year it became progressively more expensive and sophisticated, but I still associate it with wonderful music making.

- Program Note from Lone Star Wind Orchestra concert program, 16 July 2015 - WASBE San Jose


Awards


Media


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Performances

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  • Southern Utah University (Cedar City) Wind Symphony (Adam Lambert, conductor) - 6 April 2021
  • Salt Lake Symphonic Winds (Salt Lake City, Utah) (Thomas P. Rohrer, conductor) – 26 November 2019
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Sarah McKoin, conductor) – 26 September 2019
  • Atlanta (Ga.) Youth Wind Symphony (Scott A. Stewart, conductor) - 19 May 2019
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 21 March 2019
  • Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble (Stephen L. Gage, conductor; Lindsey Heavner, soprano) – 22 February 2019
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble (Thomas Gamboa, conductor) – 5 February 2019
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble (Phillip Clements, conductor) - 15 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Ensemble (Joseph Parisi, conductor) – 20 September 2017
  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Concert Band (Michael Schaff, conductor) – 18 April 2017
  • Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School Symphonic Honors Band (Kevin Arnott, conductor) - 11 April 2017
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Concert Band (David Thornton, conductor) – 1 March 2017
  • University of Texas, Arlington, Wind Symphony (Douglas Stotter, conductor) – 23 September 2016
  • Palmetto Concert Band (Columbia, S.C.) (Scott Weiss, conductor) – 20 February 2016 (CBDNA 2016 Southern Division Conference, Charleston, S.C.)
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando) Symphonic Band (Jason Cumberledge, conductor) - 19 November 2015
  • Austin (Tex.) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor; Katherine Altobello, mezzo-soprano) – 22 November 2015
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Wind Ensemble (John R. Locke, conductor) – 19 November 2015
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tex.) (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor; Jennifer Ciobanu, soprano) – 16 July 2015 - WASBE Conference, San Jose, Calif.
  • University of Michigan Concert Band (Courtney Snyder, conductor) - 9 February 2015
  • Boerne High School Symphonic Honors Band (Kevin Arnott, conductor) - 12 April 2007
  • Los Angeles Pierce Symphonic Winds (Woodland Hills, Calif.) (Stephen P. Piazza, conductor; Maura Piazza, mezzo-soprano) – 16 December 2004 (2004 Midwest Clinic)


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Nelson, R. (1988). Aspen Jubilee: For Symphonic Concert Band [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [United States].