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Fraternal Prelude, A

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Gary Powell Nash

Gary Powell Nash

General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Gary Powell Nash
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $50.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A Fraternal Prelude (1997) for band/wind ensemble was commissioned by the Morgan State University Band, Melvin N. Miles, conductor.

A Fraternal Prelude is based on and inspired by the Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity Hymn, which was introduced to the fraternity by the Kappa Kappa Psi, Eta Gamma Chapter in 1995, and Nash believed it was most fitting to compose a new band/wind ensemble work for the Morgan State Univ. Band under that particular premise, as well as out of his friendship with Miles. The hymn itself is gospel-like in nature, and Nash uses the saxophone section for this initial presentation. The remainder of this composition stems from the opening section. The melodies change mode, lengthen in augmentation and engage in call-and-response dialogue between instrumental sections.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Gary Nash website Accessed 5 March 2021
  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 432.
  • Perusal score