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James Barnes

James Barnes


This work bears the designation Opus 35.


General Info

Year: 1974-75
Duration: c. 29:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Movements

1. Allegro vivo - ma non troppo
2. Lento e flebile - Rubato
3. Scherzando - Allegro vivo
4. Passacaglia - Andante maestoso


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
String Bass
Piano/Celesta
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drums (3: small, medium and large)
  • Bells (2)
  • Bongos
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (large)
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tenor Drum (large)
  • Triangles (2)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes (metal)
  • Wood Blocks (2)
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

James Barnes won his first award in 1978 for his Symphony, op. 35, written for his Master of Music degree at the University of Kansas.

The piece contains four movements: an Allegro in sonata form, a Lento second movement, a Scherzando in seven-part rondo form, and an andante Passacaglia consisting of 18 variations and a coda. The score divides the wind orchestra as many as seven or eight ways in some sections and makes use of a number of different timbres, including multiple types of trumpet mutes, a large percussion section, and integral parts for harp, pianoforte, and celesta.

- Program Note by the University of Maryland University Libraries


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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