Harlequin (Broughton)

From Wind Repertory Project
Bruce Broughton

Bruce Broughton

This article is a stub. If you can help add information to it,
please join the WRP and visit the FAQ (left sidebar) for information.

General Info

Year: 1984
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: IV+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Brass Band
Publisher: Winwood Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £60.00   |   Score Only (print) - £12.00


(Needed - please join the WRP if you can help.)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This work was originally written for British brass band and just recently rescored for American band instrumentation.

- Program Note from Lee University Wind Ensemble concert program, 23 November 2015

Harlequin is the most popular of the comic servant characters from the Italian commedia dell’arte who, although a slow thinker, was acrobatic and nimble -- he would never perform a simple action when the addition of a cartwheel or backflip would spice up the movement!

These characteristics are aptly portrayed musically in Bruce Broughton’s mini concert overture. Originally published for brass band in 1984, this revised version for wind band coveys all the hustle, bustle, and agility of the character in a finely crafted musical structure. Ideal as a concert opener or encore it is sure to delight audiences and provide players with an exciting new addition to their repertory.

- Program Note from publisher


(Needed - please join the WRP if you can help.)

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Symphonic Band (Eric M. Smedley, conductor) – 19 April 2018
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Symphonic Band (Dennis W. Fisher, conductor) – 13 February 2018
  • Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton) Wind Ensemble (Kyle Prescott, conductor) – 19 November 2017
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) – 23 November 2015
  • Atlanta (Ga.) Youth Wind Symphony – 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works