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Hanover Festival

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Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke


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General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 8:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Anglo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €137.00   |   Score Only (print) - €27.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass 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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Hanover Wind Symphony, New Jersey, USA, was founded in 1984 by its conductor Peter Boor. He commissioned Hanover Festival to celebrate the band’s 15th birthday, and the first performance took place on October 27th 1999.

The piece starts with a solemn brass fanfare. Woodwinds join in and the music subsides into an expressive chorale. A climax is reached and the fanfare returns. Trumpets introduce an explosive vivo section, characterized by an energetic theme from the horns and low clarinets. A bridge passage with strong brass chords leads to a playful section that introduces a legato central theme under woodwind figures. This is taken up by the full band, the playful music returns and the original horn tune is reintroduced. Finally the opening fanfare returns, this time accompanied by music from the vivo section, until a fast and furious coda closes the work.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP II
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • Tennessee: V


Performances

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