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Symphonic Prelude

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Mark Camphouse

Mark Camphouse


Subtitle: The Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer


General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A Kjos Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II (English Horn)
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Contra-Alto Clarinet (Opt.)
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet (Opt.)
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Symphonic Prelude (The Cemetery at Colleveille-Sur-Mer) was inspired by a visit to the Normandy region of France in June 2005. The Normandy American Cemetery is situated on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France. I found it to be an overwhelmingly moving landmark to the American people and our heritage. It is immaculately maintained, and the seemingly endless rows of white crosses and Stars of David are a powerful reminder of the staggeringly high cost of freedom.

This work was written to commemorate the 50th anniversary season of the Northshore Concert Band. It is my sincere hope that the qualities of beauty, dignity, and sacrifice which provided the inspiration for this work will help bring special significance to the Northshore Concert Band's 50th anniversary season theme of "honoring the past and embracing the future".

Symphonic Prelude received its premiere performance by the Northshore Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Mallory Thompson on February 19, 2006, in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Illinois.

- Program Note by Mark Camphouse


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Wind Ensemble (Jonathan Beckett, conductor) - 8 December 2019
  • Grafton (Va.) High School Band (Darren Kirsch, conductor) – 3 December 2018
  • Hope College (Holland, Mich.) Wind Ensemble (Gabe Southard, conductor) – 14 March 2018
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 25 September 2016


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Camphouse, M. (2006). Symphonic Prelude : The Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer [score]. Neil A. Kjos Music: San Diego, Calif.
  • Mark Camphouse website