Dexter Park Celebration

From Wind Repertory Project
James Barnes

James Barnes

Subtitle: This work bears the designation Opus 155.

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo (optional)
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II (II optional)
Bassoon I-II (II optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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 (III optional)
String Bass (optional)
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A resounding and dramatic brass fanfare serves as an introduction to a spirited allegro. A slower middle portion, rather jazzy in character, features a trumpet solo before a recap of the faster material. After a reprise of the opening fanfare, the piece closes in dramatic fashion.

- Program Note from publisher

In 2015, James Barnes was commissioned by his long-time friend C.L. Snodgrass to compose a work to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his Clay Center (KS) Municipal Band. Clay Center is a special little town in North Central Kansas. Along with being a beautiful well-kept city of 3,000, it has a long-running reputation for having excellent school bands. Their town band, which was originally organized in 1916, has performed each summer for many years in a permanent outdoor shell in Dexter Park. Barnes composed Dexter Park Celebration in March 2016. The composer conducted the premiere in July 2016 in front of an audience of over 1,000 people.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Smoky Hills High School Honor Band (Salina, Ks.) (Carl T. Rowles, conductor) - 8 February 2018

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None discovered thus far.