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Promenade (Stanhope)

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David Stanhope

David Stanhope


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General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 4:08
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $8.50


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

A tuneful, mid-level work, Promenade began as a commission from Andrew Dale, band director at Ballarat High School in Victoria, Australia. First performed in 2002, Promenade was influenced by Johannes Hanssen's Valdres March, which the composer hard while visiting the United States in 2001. The solo trumpet signaling an arpeggiated figure is a prominent, returning feature of both works, and they share a continental charm

Promenade is laid out in a lean A-B-A structure. Despite the relationship to Valdres, Promenade is somewhat distinct from a march, with changes in temp, meter, key, and harmonic language in the central section of the work. While the outer portions move merrily along with Parisian quaintness, the middle portion of the work is brooding, with rich, dissonant harmonies inspired by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.

The composer notes that Promenade was also conceived as the second movement of a larger Petite Suite Française, with a title change to La Promenade.

- Program Note from Teaching Music through Performance in Band


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Prescott, Kyle. "Promenade." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 463-469. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.
  • Stanhope, D. (2003). Promenade: For Symphonic Band [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tex.