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Overture for Band (Heins)

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John Heins

John Heins

General Info

Year: 1988
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Overture For Band was written to provide audiences with an exciting concert opener featuring contemporary harmonies and rhythmic interest for each section of the band. Driving rhythms in the brass and flourishing passages in the winds appear throughout the composition. After a bold fanfare opening, the first theme is stated by horns in unison. Lyrical solos are presented for flute, oboe and clarinet throughout the middle section. The work concludes with the return of the opening theme followed by a short, energetic coda.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI
  • Iowa: VI
  • Louisiana: V
  • New York: Concert Band VI
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Oklahoma: V-A
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Virginia: VI


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Heins, J. (1988). Overture for Band [score]. Kjos Music: San Diego.