Solo Voice (or substitute harmonica)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Percussion (5-6 players), including:
- Bass Drum
- Bell Chimes
- Cymbals (suspended)
- Snare Drum
- Tenor Drum
- Tubular Bells
These errata were compiled by Richard Floyd, through study and discussion with Ron Nelson.
The following errors are found in the parts:
- Piccolo 2: m. 69, on beat three, change "G" to "B-flat"
- Flutes: m. 139, check on the "8va' designations, some may be superfluous / m. 143, "loco" may be superfluous here
- Oboe 1: m. 158, second 32nd note in beat two should be an "A-flat"
- English Horn: m. 20, add quarter rest on beat four / m. 148, eliminate the low A on beat four, replace with rest.
- Bassoon 1: m. 230, add "sostenuto"
- Bassoon 2: m. 241, change A-flat to B-flat
- Clarinet 2: m. 251, change beat three note to E-flat
- Clarinet 3: m. 71, add a flat to the first quarter note / m. 251, change beat three note to E-flat
- Bass Clarinet: m. 48, Add Rehearsal Number 5 here (7th measure after "4") / m. 125, downbeat of the bar should be a quarter rest
- Alto Sax: m. 5, add a "dim" to forte, matching trumpets and horns.
- Tenor Sax: m. 5, add a "dim" to forte, matching trumpets and horns / m. 48, Add Rehearsal Number 5 here (7th measure after "4")
- Baritone Sax: m. 48, Add Rehearsal Number 5 here (7th measure after "4")
- Cornet 1: m. 31, change downbeat to a written "D" / m. 186, should be "open"/ m. 198, play open
- Cornet 2: m. 20, change dotted half to D-sharp to match Trumpet 1 / m. 37, the "open" is an error, should already be open / m. 186, should be "open"
- Trumpet 1: m. 9, the "and" of beat one should be a written "G" / m. 208, play "open" and soft into stands
- Trumpet 2/3: m. 178, the "and" of beat two should be a "G" / m. 208, play "open" and soft into stands
- Trumpet 3: m. 247, change B-flat to B-natural
- Horn 1: m. 237, last note of bar should be "C natural" / m. 303, add accent on beat three
- Horn 2: m. 67, add a flat to the "A" on beat two / m. 237, last note of bar should be "C natural" / m. 303, add accent on beat three
- Horn 3: m. 34: Add Rehearsal Number 3 here (11th measure after "2") / m. 237, last note of bar should be "C natural" / m. 303, add accent on beat three
- Horn 4: m. 65, change dotted quarter from "F" to an "A" / m. 67, add a flat to the "A" on beat two / m. 237, last note of bar should be "C natural" / m. 303, add accent on beat three
- Trombone 1, m. 1 - Part has "D" above staff, Score has "B-flat," - score seems correct based on context / m. 141, add flat to the half note "D" / m. 208, play "open" and soft into stands
- Trombone 2/3: m. 112, ensure the quarter note on beat 3 is a B-flat / m. 208, play "open" and soft into stands
- Euphonium: m. 125, downbeat of the bar should be a quarter rest / m. 165, cue ends, you begin playing here
- String Bass: m. 222, "arco"
- Timpani: m. 250, check for errors here against the score, depending on the edition of your part
- Vibraphones: m. 275, Rehearsal 26 is missing here
NOTE: All brass are "open" at Rehearsal Number 23.
Aspen Jubilee was commissioned by the Manatee High School Band in Bradenton, Florida. Ron Nelson shares his thoughts about Aspen Jubilee:
I was thinking of the stupendous beauty of the Rockies in general, of blinding sunlight of snow-covered peaks; of the frontier spirit of old Aspen with its brash, funny dynamism, and its corny ragtag Fourth of July parades and fireworks displays. I was also thinking about indescribably beautiful nights under star-filled skies (the middle section is titled Nightsong). There is only a passing nod to the Aspen which has now become a playground for the rich and famous. I spent thirteen of the most memorable summers of my life at the Aspen Music Festival. I was able to immerse myself in music, meet fascinating people, and recharge my batteries. Each year it became progressively more expensive and sophisticated, but I still associate it with wonderful music making.
- Program Note from Lone Star Wind Orchestra concert program, 16 July 2015 - WASBE San Jose
- Aspen Jubilee has been recommended as interesting, serious and distinctive music by members of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE).
- Audio CD: Dallas Wind Symphony (Jerry Junkin, conductor)
- Audio CD: Cincinnati Wind Symphony (Eugene Corporon, conductor)
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Salt Lake Symphonic Winds (Salt Lake City, Utah) (Thomas P. Rohrer, conductor) – 26 November 2019
- Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Sarah McKoin, conductor) – 26 September 2019
- University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 21 March 2019
- Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble (Stephen L. Gage, conductor; Lindsey Heavner, soprano) – 22 February 2019
- University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble (Thomas Gamboa, conductor) – 5 February 2019
- Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble (Phillip Clements, conductor) - 15 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
- University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Ensemble (Joseph Parisi, conductor) – 20 September 2017
- State University of New York, Potsdam, Concert Band (Michael Schaff, conductor) – 18 April 2017
- Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School Symphonic Honors Band (Kevin Arnott, conductor) - 11 April 2017
- Michigan State University (East Lansing) Concert Band (David Thornton, conductor) – 1 March 2017
- University of Texas, Arlington, Wind Symphony (Douglas Stotter, conductor) – 23 September 2016
- Palmetto Concert Band (Columbia, S.C.) (Scott Weiss, conductor) – 20 February 2016 (CBDNA 2016 Southern Division Conference, Charleston, S.C.)
- University of Central Florida (Orlando) Symphonic Band (Jason Cumberledge, conductor) - 19 November 2015
- Austin (Tex.) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor; Katherine Altobello, mezzo-soprano) – 22 November 2015
- University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Wind Ensemble (John R. Locke, conductor) – 19 November 2015
- Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tex.) (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor; Jennifer Ciobanu, soprano) – 16 July 2015 - WASBE Conference, San Jose, Calif.
- University of Michigan Concert Band (Courtney Snyder, conductor) - 9 February 2015
- Boerne High School Symphonic Honors Band (Kevin Arnott, conductor) - 12 April 2007
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Aspen Jubilee (1988)
- Brevard Fanfare
- Chaconne (In Memoriam…)
- Concerto for Piano & Symphonic Band
- Courtly Airs and Dances (1995)
- Danza Capriccio (1991/2013)
- Epiphanies (Fanfares and Chorales) (1994)
- Fanfare for a Celebration (1982/1986)
- Fanfare for Kennedy Center
- Fanfare for the Hour of Sunrise (1991)
- Fanfare for the New Millennium
- Lauds (Praise High Day) (1991)
- Mayflower Overture (1958)
- Medieval Suite
- Morning Alleluias for the Winter Solstice (1989/1991)
- Night Song (1998)
- Passacaglia (Homage on B-A-C-H) (1993)
- Pastorale (2006)
- Pebble Beach Sojourn (1983/1994)
- Resonances I (1990)
- Rocky Point Holiday
- Savannah River Holiday (1953/1973)
- Sonoran Desert Holiday (1995)
- Te Deum Laudamus
- To the Airborne
- Nelson, R. (1988). Aspen Jubilee: For Symphonic Concert Band [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [United States].