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Nova Stella

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John Prescott

John Prescott

Subtitle: New Star Fanfare
This work bears the designation Opus 81.

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00;


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII, including:

  • Bass Drums (4, optional)
  • Chimes (optional Parsifal Bell)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Snare Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba (optional)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-toms (3)
  • Vibraphone

Antiphonal Trumpets, Horns, Trombones (2 of each preferred)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Nova Stella: New Star Fanfare was composed for the Kickapoo High School Band in Springfield, Missouri to celebrate the opening of their new performance space.

Based on the chorus of the traditional English Carol Nova! Nova! Ave Fit Ex Eva, the fanfare begins with antiphonal players numbering three or more who are scattered throughout the audience in order to use the performance location to its best possible advantage. Large percussion forces (some of which are optional) are used to help introduce the rest of the ensemble to the celebration, and the combined efforts of all of the performers coalesce into an expression of musical joy.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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