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Incantation and Dance

From Wind Repertory Project
John Barnes Chance

John Barnes Chance


General Info

Year: 1963
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts - $110.00   |   Score Only - $16.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute (2 players; composer asks for divisi a3 at meas. 94)
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (1st Clarinet is divisi a3)
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet (doubles the String Bass part)
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass (doubles the Bb Contrabass Clarinet part)
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • 2 Bongos
  • 2 Timbales
  • Cymbals (crash)
  • Tam-Tam
  • Claves
  • Gourd (guiro)
  • Maracas
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks (5)
  • Whip


Errata

The following errors are in the PARTS:

  • Flutes, m. 144, beat 1: G should read G sharp.
  • B-flat Clarinet 3, m. 92: rehearsal figure 93 should read 92.
  • Alto Saxophone 2, m. 218, beat 4: sixteenth notes should read eighth notes.
  • B-flat Trumpets 1, 2, m. 149: add "mute out" [?]. / m. 168: add "open" [?]. / m. 212, beat 3: F-flat should read F natural, D should read D-flat. / m. 226: rehearsal figure 266 should read 226.
  • B-flat Trumpets 3, 4, m. 149: add "mute out" [?]. / m. 168: add "open" [?]. / m. 187: add rehearsal figure "187."
  • Horns in F 3 & 4, m. 27: Tempo I [quarter note = 138] should read [quarter note = 54]. / m. 234, beat 2&: add eighth rest / m. 234,: delete final eighth rest.


Program Notes

The present title of this work suggests a religious orientation, but not towards any of the established religions of a Western or Eastern culture. To the standard deities one offers prayers -- incantations are uttered in rituals of magic, demonic rites, and the conjuring up of spirits, evil and benign. The opening Incantation is full of mystery and expectation, wandering, unstable and without tonality. The Dance also begins quietly, but percussion instruments quickly begin, one by one, to drive a rhythmic pattern of incredible complexity and drive. As other instruments are added, the dance grows wilder and more frenzied. The brasses hammer out ferocious snarls -- the woodwinds fly in swirling scales. Here there is no pretty tune but a paroxysm of rhythm, a convulsion of syncopation that drives on and on, mounting in tension, to a shattering climax of exaltation.

Incantation and Dance was premiered as Nocturne and Dance by Herbert Hazelman and the Greensboro High School Band on November 16, 1960. The original version (saved by Hazelman) has several interesting differences, including 31 additional measures. It was programmed at the NBA convention in New Orleans in June 1995 by Robert Pouliot and the City of Fairfax Band.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


For Herbert Hazelman and the Greensboro Senior High School.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Florida: VI   ---   (The Florida Bandmasters Association denotes this as "significant literature.")
  • Minnesota - Category I
  • New York: VI
  • Maryland: VI
  • Oklahoma: IV
  • Texas: IV
  • Virginia: VI


Performances

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  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 8 February 2019
  • CJMEA (New Jersey) Region II Wind Ensemble (T. André Feagin, conductor)- 13 January 2019
  • Spartan Youth Wind Symphony (East Lansing, Mich.) (Arris Golden, conductor) – 2 December 2018
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Concert Band (Ryan S. Smith, conductor) – 3 December 2018
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Band (Kelvin Jones, conductor) – 20 November 2018
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (Timothy Ellison, conductor) – 14 November 2018
  • Youngstown State University (Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Stephen Gage, conductor) – 18 October 2018
  • California State University, Los Angeles, Wind Ensemble (Emily Moss, conductor) – 11 October 2018
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Winds (Anthony Marinello, III, conductor) – 5 October 2018
  • West Virginia University (Morgantown) Symphonic Band (Jay Drury, conductor) – 2 October 2018
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 22 July 2018
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire University Band (Randal C. Dickerson, conductor) – 2 May 2018
  • Penn State University (University Park) Campus Band (Jacob Bender, conductor) – 24 April 2018
  • Puget Sound Youth Wind Ensemble (Tacoma, Wash.) (John Falskow, conductor) – 25 March 2018
  • California State University, Northridge, Wind Ensemble (Lawrence Stoffel, conductor) – 8 March 2018
  • Arkansas Winds (Farmington) Community Concert Band (Michael Ferguson, conductor) – 3 March 2018
  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Symphonic Band (Brian Youngblood, conductor) – 1 March 2018
  • Jourdanton (Tx.) High School Wind Symphony (Babatunde Onibud, conductor) - 16 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Concert Band (Brian Diller, conductor) – 14 December 2017
  • California State University, Long Beach, Wind Symphony (Jermie Arnold, conductor) – 30 November 2017
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Symphonic Band (Jamal Duncan, conductor) – 30 April 2017
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Concert Band (Jack Eaddy, conductor) – 12 April 2017
  • Wheaton North High School Symphonic Band (Kent Krause, conductor) - 12 May 2016

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