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Adventure Begins!, The

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Matt Conaway

Matt Conaway


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $52.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Blocks (2)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Uplifting and celebratory, this charming concert work is a sure hit for concert or festival programming. The quiet beginning quickly builds to a powerful rhythmic statement, weaving through a variety of melodic settings before settling down again for the serene and quiet conclusion.

- Program Note from publisher


The Adventure Begins! is surprisingly straightforward and unabashedly cheerful. I was happy when I wrote it, and happy music was the result. The composition simply reflects my delight in traveling to new places and allowing myself to take in the sights and sounds of somewhere I haven't been, but will remember forever. It was written immediately after finding out I was given the opportunity to travel to Europe conducting and performing with our university band and orchestra. Every trip is a new adventure, and I hope this kind of joy never fades or becomes jaded with time.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JH/MS/ELEM BAND GROUP II
  • West Virginia: II


Performances

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