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Court Festival (Latham)

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William P. Latham

William P Latham


Subtitle: Suite for Concert Band


General Info

Year: 1957
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $57.60   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Movements

1. Intrada – 1:30
2. Pavan – 1:10
3. Galliard – 1:10
4. The Horses Branle – 1:15


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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
Cornets I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum/Tambor
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A suite in the style of instrumental dance music of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, used at various European court festivals and other ceremonies, William Latham’s Court Festival joins the revered Belwin Classic Band series. The four movements are Intrada, Pavan, Galliard, and The Horses Branle.

- Program Note by publisher


Court Festival is a suite in the style of instrumental dance music of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, used at various European court festivals and other ceremonies. The opening Intrada has a festive or march-like character; the Pavan and Galliard are based on dance music known throughout Europe from the early part of the 16th century -- the pavane is a stately dance in duple meter, the galliard a gay dance in triple meter, The concluding The Horses Branle is in the style of another popular 16th-century dance. The branle was danced everywhere -- in the country and at the court -- and included singing, swaying movements of the body and hands, and pantomime.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Arkansas: III
  • Florida: IV
  • Georgia: IV
  • Iowa: III
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP III
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: IV
  • Massachusetts: III
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Minnesota: III
  • North Carolina: IV
  • New York: Concert Band IV
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: IV


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Latham, W. (1957). Court Festival : Suite for Concert Band [score]. Summy-Birchard Co.: Evanston, Ill.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. (2010). Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 1. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 314-318.
  • Perusal score
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 370.