Jubilation Overture

From Wind Repertory Project
James Barnes

James Barnes

This work bears the designation Opus 119.

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 6:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
Piccolo-Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn (optional)
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone (optional)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Cornet I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion (5 players) including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel (or Bells)
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

James Barnes wrote Jubilation Overture to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the city of Lawrence, Kansas, home to the composer for years and location of the University of Kansas, the biggest University of the state, where James Barnes teaches orchestration, composition and wind band history.

Lawrence is situated along the banks of the Wakarusa and Kansas Rivers. Also the two biggest trails for settlers of the 19th century, Oregon trail and Santa Fe trail, passed Lawrence.

The city was founded 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid Company, part of the anti-slavery movement, and this is why mainly people opposing slavery settled in Lawrence. The liberal attitude provoked several raids by proponents of slavery and during Civil War there was a cruel attack by the Confederacy and they burned down large areas of the city. This history but also the inhabitants' fortitude shows in the city coat of arms: Phoenix rising from the ashes of the burning city.

- Program note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Missouri (Columbia) School of Music Symphonic Band (Brett Wilson, conductor) - 3 March 2010

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  • Barnes, J. (2005). Jubilation Overture op.119 ; for symphonic band [score]. Southern Music Co.: San Antonio, Texas.