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Introduction and Dance

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Jay Chattaway

Jay Chattaway


General Info

Year: 1978
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: William Allen, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Concert Tom
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibra-slap
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Introduction and Dance is a significant work which expertly explores the varied resources of the modern concert band. Its form is based upon the skillful and inventive handling of contrasting melodic and rhythmic motives. The powerful and contemporary harmonic structures are, for the most part, derived from combinations of perfect 4th and 5th intervals.

The Introduction begins with fanfare-like statements in the brass followed by woodwind responses. These musical ideas are then developed and combined to logically lead into the Dance section which follows. The Dance section is characterized by vigorous and persistent rhythms in the lower brass and percussion over which a strong, soaring melody is introduced by the cornets and later restated in the high woodwinds. Several contrasting sections then follow before the piece returns to the exciting Dance section, which served to propel the work to its powerful conclusion.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Arkansas: III
  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND GROUP I
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Michigan: Junior High AA
  • North Carolina: IV
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: III
  • Virginia: IV


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Chattaway, J. (1978). Introduction and Dance [score]. William Allen Music: Washington, D.C.
  • Perusal score