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BSO Forever, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein (arr. Clare Grundman)


General Info

Year: 1980 / 1984
Duration: c. 4:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $24.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
Cornet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Basses
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The BSO Forever march is the eighth and final mvoement from Bernstein's Divertimento for orchestra, a work commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for their centennial celebration. The thematic material for the eight movements is centered around the pitches "B" for Boston, and "C" for Centennial. The boisterous music of the first movement returns to bring back the march, The BSO Forever. The Sousa-like march contains two trio sections and ends with all three themes being played simultaneously. The last chord is a final declaration of the "B" and "C" motive.

- Program Note from University of Southern California Thornton Wind Ensemble concert program, 1 April 2016


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Louisiana: V
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • North Carolina: VI
  • South Carolina: Masterworks
  • Virginia: VI


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Bernstein, L.; Grundman, C. (1984). Divertimento for Symphonic Band [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [New York].