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Air

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Billy Joel

Billy Joel (arr. Lambrecht)


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Subtitle: Dublinesque


General Info

Year: 2001 / 2016
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50; (digital) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-VI

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Written with a Grainger-like sensibility and an Irish charm, Billy Joel's emergence as a serious composer includes this beautiful air. The lyric opening, featuring optional piano and solo for English horn or alto sax, leads to an invigorating dance-like movement with creative rhythmic and harmonic devices.

Air (Dublinesque) was released on Joel's 2001 album Fantasies & Delusions.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • South Carolina: IV


Performances

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  • Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore, Md.) Preparatory Wind Band (Karen Seward, conductor; Alan Mao, piano) – 13 May 2017
  • Plano (Tex.) Community Band – 2012


Works for Winds by this Composer


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