Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Introduction and Main Event

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Kerry Turner

Kerry Turner

This article is a stub. If you can help add information to it,
please join the WRP and visit the FAQ (left sidebar) for information.

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


1. Introduction
2. Main Event


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
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

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

Works for Winds by This Composer