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Introduction and Main Event

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This work bears the designation Opus 17.


General Info

Year: 1991 / 2021
Duration: c. 14:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Horn quartet and orchestra
Publisher: Editions Bim
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - CHF180.00   |   Score Only (print) - CHF120.00


Movements

1. Introduction
2. Main Event


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Introduction and Main Event for solo horn quartet and orchestra was composed for the American Horn Quartet in 1991. Although it is essentially one large and interrupted work, it is comprised of four sections: the introduction, in which we hear most of the main themes of the work; the opening fanfare and secondary fanfare and each of their developments, which eventually arrive at a fully developed fourteen-bar melody, being Celtic in character. At the middle section, two of the horn soloists leave center stage and take their places in the wings where they answer the Native American melodies of the other two players. The effect sounds as if one player were playing over a giant canyon as it echoes over the horizon. Sonata-Allegro in form, the last section is very similar to the thematic material prior to the "Grand Canyon Effect" section. It concludes with an accelerando of the opening fanfare theme.

- Program Note for orchestral arrangement from publisher


To the American Horn Quartet.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) Wind Ensemble (Douglas Henderson, conductor) - 14 October 2021


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