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David Holsinger

David Holsinger

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This work, subtitled Festive Hours Neon Night, is the first movement of Holsinger's City Symphony

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

(Percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Usually when I fly in the New York City area, I tend for whatever reason to land in Newark, New Jersey, but this past year, on a trip to Long Island, New York, my arrival destination was the sometimes scary, but always aviationally historic LaGuardia Airport. As far as I am concerned, the magnificent view of New York City Harbor and the pass by Manhattan up the East River is the most magnificent seven minute view imaginable. The combination of an inspirational panorama of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with the density and magnitude of New York City is incredible when viewed from a few thousand feet overhead. Obviously I was inspired. A three-part series of "cityscapes" is on the horizon.

Cityscape I takes place in early evening and on into the festive hours of the night. This rhythmic dance festival piece celebrates the vibrancy of the city people, joyous revelers, bathed in the glitter and pulsating sparkle of neon streets. It is a musical portrayal of the hustle and frenetic energy of frantic night life on the city streets, tangled traffic and all. It is Act one of a portrait that can be both light and dark in the blink of an eye. Festive Hours and Neon Night.

Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: VI; Concert Band Masterworks
  • South Carolina: VI


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  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) – 25 February 2020
  • University of Nevada Wind Ensemble (A.G. McGrannahan III, conductor) - CBDNA Western/Northwestern Division Convention (Reno, Nev.) 14 March 2014
  • Virginia Wind Symphony (Norfolk) (Dennis J. Zeisler, conductor) – 17 December 2004 (2004 Midwest Clinic)

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