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Invocation and Toccata

From Wind Repertory Project
James Barnes

James Barnes


General Info

Year: 1982
Duration: c. 8:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $140.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Piano
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This popular piece was commissioned and premiered (1981) by the New Mexico State University Wind Ensemble. One of four "primitive" works, Invocation and Toccata followed Vision Macabre (1978) and preceded Torch Dance (1984) and Pagan Dances (1987). This dramatic score combines repeated rhythms, massive polyharmonies and stark contrasts in color and dynamics. It also makes use of five-note thematic ideas, five-note chords, five-count bars, and five-bar phrases.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commissioned by the New Mexico State University Wind Ensemble, Lawrence Henry, conductor.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: III
  • Florida: VI
  • Georgia: VI
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Kansas: V
  • Louisiana: V
  • New York: Concert Band V
  • Oklahoma: V-A
  • Oregon: VI-A
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Barnes, J. (1982). Invocation and Toccata [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tx.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 37.