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Azure Hills

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Steve Hodges

Steve Hodges


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $48.00; (digital) - $48.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Azure Hills is a lyrical ballad that presents the band with many opportunities for expressive playing. The theme is lightly presented by the flutes, then followed by another statement in the trumpets with added textures in the accompaniment. The second statement features some interesting harmonies by the woodwinds before leading into a very expressive final presentation of the melody with an added woodwind countermelody. A stirring variation and development leads to a very effective and climactic ending where melodic motives are passed from section to section as the piece winds down to a quiet, reflective conclusion.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • Louisiana: I
  • Mississippi: I-A
  • Texas: I. Complete


Performances

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