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Festival Variations

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Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith


General Info

Year: 1982
Duration: c. 10:30
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Piano
Harp
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone (3.5 octaves)

Cello (optional)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Premiered at the 75th anniversary of the MENC in San Antonio by the United States Air Force Band who commissioned it, the composition met with immediate and overwhelming acceptance. Festival Variations with its brilliant technical passages coupled with its glorious romanticism will certainly rank as one of the monumental compositions of the 20th century"...Arnald Gabriel, Col (Ret.) Commander/Conductor, The United States Air Force Band. Although difficult, many of the finer bands throughout the world have added this great work to their repertoire and perform it regularly.

- Program note from publisher


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • California: VI Class AA
  • Georgia: VI
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Louisiana: V
  • Minnesota: Category 1
  • Mississippi: IV-A, V-A, VI-A
  • North Carolina: VI
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: VI


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