Jubilant Overture, A (arr Conaway)

From Wind Repertory Project
Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed (arr. Matt Conaway)

General Info

Year: 1970 / 2011
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $72.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00;


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A Jubilant Overture was dedicated to Fred Baetge and the Sam Rayburn High School Band of Pasadena, Texas. Written in the spring of 1969, the work has no program or descriptive basis of any kind except, possibly, the natural ebullience of young spirits in springtime, the loveliest time of the year.

The music is cast in the traditional three-part overture form, beginning with the rousing Allegro con brio statement of three related themes in quick succession (from which the entire work is constructed). A broad, singing middle section (also derived from one of the opening themes) follows, and the music then returns to its original tempo and mood, plunging on to a brilliant coda in which the tonalities of D major and B flat major are juxtaposed and combined before a triumphal ending in the key of B flat major.

- Program Note by Program Notes for Band


State Ratings

  • Minnesota: II


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  • Perusal score
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 493.