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Enter the Olympians

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Steve Rouse

Steve Rouse


General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium /Bassoon
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Enter the Olympians honors the competitive spirit. While composer in residence of the "Meet The Composer Louisville Residency," I was commissioned to create a new score for the twenty-plus middle school bands of the Jefferson County Public School System. The work was to be appropriate for widely diverse bands: interesting to advanced students, yet accessible to less advanced students or bands with limited instrumentation.

For interest, Enter the Olympians uses pedal tones with harmonies suspended above them, canonic fanfare motives, other harmonies not common at this grade level, and a mid-section that features the lower instruments playing the melody. The work's repetition of essential materials and its secure scoring style broaden its accessibility.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JH/MS/ELEM BAND GROUP III
  • Mississippi: I-A
  • Tennessee: II
  • West Virginia: II


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Rouse, S. (2004). Enter the Olympians [score]. Manhattan Beach Music: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Rouse website Accessed 29 January 2022