Solo Voice (or substitute harmonica)
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
Percussion (5-6 players), including:
- Bass Drum
- Bell Chimes
- Snare Drum
- Suspended Cymbal
- Tenor Drum
- Tubular Bells
These errata were compiled by Richard Floyd, through study and discussion with Ron Nelson.
- 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.
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
- Aspen Jubilee has been recommended as interesting, serious and distinctive music by members of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE).
- Audio CD: Los Angeles Pierce Symphonic Winds (Stephen P. Piazza, conductor; Maura Piazza, mezzo-soprano) - 2004
- Audio CD: Dallas Wind Symphony (Jerry Junkin, conductor) – 1996
- Audio CD: Cincinnati Wind Symphony (Eugene Corporon, conductor)
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Western University (London, Ont., Can.) Wind Ensemble (Colleen Richardson, conductor) - 21 October 2023
- West Virginia University (Morgantown) Wind Symphony (Scott C. Tobias, conductor) - 25 April 2023
- 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
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Aspen Jubilee (1988)
- Brevard Fanfare (1986)
- Chaconne (In Memoriam...) (1994/1995)
- Concerto for Piano & Symphonic Band (1948)
- Courtly Airs and Dances (1995)
- Danza Capriccio (1991/2013)
- Epiphanies (1994)
- Fanfare for a Celebration (1982/1986)
- Fanfare for Kennedy Center (1995/2008)
- Fanfare for the Hour of Sunrise (1991)
- Fanfare for the New Millennium (1999)
- Lauds (Praise High Day) (1991)
- Mayflower Overture (1958/1997)
- Medieval Suite (1982-2019)
- Morning Alleluias for the Winter Solstice (1989/1991)
- Night Song (1998)
- Passacaglia (Homage on B-A-C-H) (1993)
- Pastorale (2006)
- Pebble Beach Sojourn (1983/1994)
- Resonances I (1990)
- Rocky Point Holiday (1969)
- Savannah River Holiday (1953/1973)
- Sonoran Desert Holiday (1995)
- Te Deum Laudamus (1988/1990)
- To the Airborne (1992/1993)
- Nelson, R. (1988). Aspen Jubilee: For Symphonic Concert Band [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [United States].