Festival

From Wind Repertory Project
Clifton Williams

Clifton Williams


General Info

Year: 1962 / 1990
Duration: c. 5:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon/Contrabassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba/String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tenor Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Festival was composed in 1961 for band and orchestra simultaneously. A tour de force in instrumentation, the objective of this showpiece was to generate a festive mood -- one of gaiety and excitement. This is a tightly knit composition, with both the fast and slow sections based on the same thematic material.

-Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Arkansas: IV
  • Florida: V
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • New York: Concert Band VI
  • North Carolina: VIx
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Tennessee: V
  • Virginia: VI


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble (Hampton Roads, Va.) (Melvin Lauf, Jr., conductor) - 22 April 2023
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Symphonic Band (Daniel Tembras, conductor) – 8 October 2015
  • CBDNA Small College Intercollegiate Band (Lowell Graham, conductor) – 26 March 2011 (CBDNA 2011 National Conference, Seattle, Wash.)


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 646
  • Williams, C. (1962). Festival: Concert Band [score]. Summy-Birchard: Evanston.