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Thomas Duffy

Thomas Duffy


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Subtitle: A "Precise" Prelude and an "Excellent" March"


General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 3:36
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II-II (III substitute oboe)
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Electric Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

It's tough being a musician! While most of the academic world can make a mistake or two and still qualify for the coveted A+ grade, if that happened on the concert stage, there would be a stampede out the door! Thomas Duffy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the inherent unfairness in the life of a young musician, and gives the students "permission" to make a couple mistakes, while still qualifying for a top grade. The Prelude is precisely imprecise, with harmonic material floating around at the whims of the woodwinds. The processional-style March is at first heard in its most excellent form, then with the human element of error added on the repeat.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band.Class C


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Duffy, T. (1998). A+: A "Precise" Prelude and an "Excellent" March" [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee.