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Celtic Wedding

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Jeremy Bell

Jeremy Bell


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Harp (optional)
Piano
Timpani
Percussion (7 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bodhrán
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Djembe (optional)
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This beautiful and challenging work includes Celtic styles such as the strathspey and jig, and incorporates idiomatic rhythms and orchestral colors to present this charming musical vision. Various solo passages and the use of a bodhrán in the percussion section helps to create a very special moment on any concert.

- Program Note by publisher


Composed in two distinct but complementary styles that sonically portray a solemn wedding ceremony followed by a joyous reception, the work begins with an arpeggiated figure in the harp along with an introductory melody in the solo oboe and later in the solo flute. This opening section prepares the main theme in the style of a strathspey, a slow stately dance tune that is heavily ornamented and makes extensive use of the Scotch snap. The wedding ceremony gives way to the festive reception in the style of a jig. Eventually, the strathspey melody returns as the work builds to an exciting conclusion.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB


Performances

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  • Pittsburg (Kan.) State University Wind Ensemble (A. Douglas Whitten, conductor) – 20 February 2020


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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Resources