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Ballad for Benny

From Wind Repertory Project
Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke


General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: de haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $92.00   |   Score Only (print) - $16.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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 I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

You'll feel the warmth shine through in this gentle ballad dedicated to the composer's young son. Philip Sparke has a gift for creating expressive melodies and lush textures that build slowly, letting the listener savor each moment. In this, as with much of his music, it's difficult to say which is more musically rewarding, the climactic passage of the work, or the journey that got you there.

- Program Note by publisher


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State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP III
  • Tennessee: III


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