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Desperate Pursuit

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James Barnes

James Barnes


General Info

Year: 2010 / 2012
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion (5 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This piece is a driving and dramatic overture from the pen of award-winning composer James Barnes. Based on the D Phrygian scale, the piece gets its name from the rapid rhythmic motion of the piece. The intensity of Phrygian mode, colorful low woodwind, and wispy percussion writing in the contrasting lyrical section of the work, and the dramatic pulsating timpani part throughout the piece combine to bring a frantic quality to the music.

Composed in the fall of 2010, Desperate Pursuit was premiered in Temecula, California on march 11, 2011, with the composer conducting. The piece was commissioned by conductor Brad Hinkson and the Temecula Middle School Band parent organization.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JH/MS/ELEM BAND GROUP II
  • Kansas: II
  • North Carolina: III


Performances

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