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Celtic Song and Celebration

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David Gorham

David Gorham


General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $10.00

Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The beautifully flowing opening lines feature melodic elements that enhance and display the ensemble's musicality. The second half provides the exuberance and zeal inherent in Celtic music, complete with authentic drumming that fuels the drive to the exhilarating finale.

-Program Note by publisher


The rich and vibrant heritage of Celtic music serves as the inspiration for this original piece for concert band. The beautiful and lyric ballad that opens sounds as if it comes floating across the Irish moors, plaintive in nature but with an element of proud nobility. This is followed by a joyful and energetic dance-like section that glows with good natured humor, both percussive and exuberant, with all the elements one would expect from an authentic Irish dance or reel for a brilliant finish!

-Program note from score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media Links

State Ratings

  • Louisiana: III
  • Texas: III. Complete


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Gorham, D. (2009). Celtic Song and Celebration [score]. Wingert-Jones: Kansas City, Mo.