Centennial Jubilee

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William V. Johnson

William V Johnson

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General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Centennial Jubilee is an overture for band written to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the band program at Cal Poly [California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo]. It was also written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of me becoming the director, thus the title Jubilee. ...

While this sparkling and festive work is dedicated to the men and women of the Cal Poly Bands, Centennial Jubilee also pays tribute to the thousands of young musicians throughout the world who strive for the highest in their performance. As a result, this celebratory work exudes great energy, evoking a strong feeling of pride and enthusiasm. Its fast-slow-fast structure, its sensitive harmonies and melodies, and its technical challenges will give ample opportunity for the musicians to create excitement for both the performer and the listener.

While the work has a great deal of original material, it focuses mainly on musical motifs from five Cal Poly songs written by Harold P. "Davy" Davidson: Ride High, You Mustangs; All Hail, Green and Gold; Yea Poly; Send Out a Cheer; and On Mustangs. In the slow section, Yea Poly, a fast-moving fight song used at sporting events, morphs into a slow ballad.

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Commercial Discography

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  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Ensemble (Andrew McMahan, conductor) – 5 June 2016 – *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


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