Festivity (Curnow)

From Wind Repertory Project
James Curnow

James Curnow

Subtitle: A Celebration for Band

General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $70.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-alto Clarinet (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle (3)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

James Curnow's Festivity is a perfect piece for a special occasion. Written for the twentieth anniversary of The Worlds Fun Festivals of Music in Kansas City, it sparkles with energy and drive. The contrasting section features solo parts for flute and oboe.

- Program Note from publisher

A "festivity" is defined as merrymaking, gaiety, a festival or things done in celebration. Festivity celebrates twenty successful years of band festivals and features angular, soaring melodic lines over exciting festive woodwind and percussion flourishes. The slow section allows both the conductor and performers the opportunity to individually and collectively express themselves through music.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Curnow, J. (1993). Festivity: A Celebration for Band [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Worlds of Fun, Wikipedia – Accessed 21 April 2020