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Gambol

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Jack Stamp

Jack Stamp


Subtitle: For Flexible Wind Band with Adaptable Parts


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 4:25
Difficulty: IV+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00  |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Piccolo (optional)
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 2

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F

Part 4

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Horn in F

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium

Part 6

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass

Keyboard (any)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes (optional)
  • Claves (or Woodblock)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic (summer, 2020) many of my composition colleagues have successfully created flex band instrumentations/transcriptions of previously composed band works. Since orchestration is part of my compositional process, especially in more difficult works, I found it futile to try and transcribe one of my pre-existing works for flex band. Therefore, I was delighted when Nathan Daughtrey, new president of C. Alan Publications, requested a grade 4-5 level work for flex band from me. The result was Gambol.

The term “gambol” means “a skipping or leaping about in play”. The work is in 6 parts (plus 4 percussion) and its original conception was based on the opening three 7/8 bars, which offer all three 7/8 subdivisions. The work incorporates canonic and fugal elements along with Copland-esque harmonies in sections.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Gambol (Flex instrumentation) (2020)


All Wind Works


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