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Black Forest Overture (1996)

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Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney


General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Euphonium
Tuba
Convertible Bass Line
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Bold, contemporary sounding harmonies in a minor key are mixed with exciting, shifting accents for a really neat effect. And the climactic ending is one of the best.

- Program Note adapted from publisher


Media


State Ratings

  • California: SCSBOA Band Music List Grade 1
  • Indiana: ISSMA JH/MS/ELEM BAND GROUP III
  • Louisiana: II
  • Maryland: II
  • Michigan: Junior High C
  • North Carolina: II
  • South Carolina: II
  • Tennessee: II
  • Texas: II. Complete
  • Virginia: III
  • West Virginia: II


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Sweeney, M. (1996). Black Forest Overture [score]. Musicworks: Milwaukee, Wisc.