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Spree at Kelligrews, The

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Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folksong
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bodrahn or Bucket Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Written as part of a collection of young band works celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary, this composition is based on Kelligrew’s Soiree, a Newfoundland folk song that references a visit to the festival still held at the beginning of the Conception Bay South tourist season each July. A lively introduction leads to a first section with a jaunty melody that builds in intensity before reaching a brief, softer passage initially featuring the high woodwinds. Instruments are added as the piece proceeds to a spirited percussion break that leads to a thinly scored section with brief solos for alto saxophone, clarinet, and tenor saxophone. A loud, full-ensemble closing section brings the composition to a dramatic conclusion.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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