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Grand Opening, A

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Darren Mitchell

Darren Mitchell

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: I+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet/Bassoon
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The title of this engaging number aptly reflects what this composition is best-suited to be: a dynamic young band concert opener. Inspired by the opening of a junior high school, this well-scored composition includes majestic melodic material, effective dynamic contrasts, appealing contrasts of textures, two-part writing for clarinet and trumpet, and accessible ranges and interesting lines for each instrument.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist

Dedicated to the 2012-2013 Kamiakin Middle School 7th Grade Concert Band, Mr. Ward Brannman, conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band Class M


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.2 (2015): 42. Print