Celebration (Turrin)

From Wind Repertory Project
Joseph Turrin

Joseph Turrin

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $14.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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 I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This breezy work features a festive opening with plenty of quick melody lines to go around. A slower lyrical section gives the woodwinds a chance to shine with soaring themes before the main theme returns and pushes the tempo all the way to the grand finale.

Commissioned by the Hillside Avenue School, Dan Halpern, director, Cranford, N.J., thanks to a grant from the Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence (2005-2006)

- Program Note from publisher

Most of my experiences as a composer have involved writing for professional ensemble where I can just about write at any level of difficulty. This is not the case with most middle and high school ensembles, so the task of composing must be thought out in a completely different way. To tell the truth, I really enjoy the process and challenges that writing for student requires. Most of all, I enjoy going into the school and working with the students and band directors as the piece slowly takes shape. I have been involved in several of these commissions in the past few years and can say that each project has been a wonderful experience.

Overall, Celebration is basically in three parts. The opening is a kind of march rhythm over which a simple easygoing melodic line is developed. A slower section follows based on some of the same musical material. This middle section is followed by the opening material once again, only this time in canon form. As the tension builds the ensemble comes together in a chordal statement that brings the piece to its conclusions.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Aarhus, Craig. "Celebration." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 322-328. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
  • Joseph Turrin website Accessed 12 September 2021
  • Turrin, J. (2010). Celebration [score]. C. Alan Publications: Greensboro, N.C.