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Alvamar Overture

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James Barnes

James Barnes


This work bears the designation Opus 45.


General Info

Year: 1981
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00; (digital) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Gigantic in structure, with fabulously rich and lavishly orchestrated thematic material, this work ranks on a grand scale within the repertoire of the modern-day concert band. Every line is interesting, and every player is equally challenged in this bravura work. While not for the timid, Alvamar Overture offers rehearsal and performance rewards worth the effort of preparation.

- Program Note by publisher


For Robert Hollowell and the 1981 Wichita Public Schools Jr. High Honor Band.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Barnes, J. (1981). Alvamar Overture: For Band: [Op. 45]. [score]. Belwin-Mills: Melville, N.Y.
  • Perusal score