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Celebration Overture (Jacobs)

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Gordon Jacob

Gordon Jacob

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Subtitle: 10,000 Men of Harvard

General Info

Year: 1984
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $76.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.50


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Program Notes

Jacob's music reflects his love for simple lyrical, folk-like melodies and craftman-like orchestration. Celebration Overture, based on 10,000 Men of Harvard, was Gordon Jacob's last completed work. It was written for the 65th anniversary concert of the Harvard University Wind Band

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV


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  • Clark College (Vancouver, Wash.) Concert Band (Doug Harris, conductor) – 13 March 2020
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) Wind Band (Thomas Everett, conductor) – 2 November 1984 *Premiere Performance*

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