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Festivity (Curnow)

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James Curnow

James Curnow


Subtitle: A Celebration for Band


General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $70.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle (3)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

James Curnow's Festivity is a perfect piece for a special occasion. Written for the twentieth anniversary of The Worlds Fun Festivals of Music in Kansas City, it sparkles with energy and drive. The contrasting section features solo parts for flute and oboe.

- Program Note from publisher


A "festivity" is defined as merrymaking, gaiety, a festival or things done in celebration. Festivity celebrates twenty successful years of band festivals and features angular, soaring melodic lines over exciting festive woodwind and percussion flourishes. The slow section allows both the conductor and performers the opportunity to individually and collectively express themselves through music.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

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Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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Resources

  • Curnow, J. (1993). Festivity: A Celebration for Band [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Worlds of Fun, Wikipedia – Accessed 21 April 2020