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

Keystone Celebration

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
John Cheetham

John Cheetham


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.


General Info

Year: 1989
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Music Publishing Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $39.95   


Instrumentation

Full Score
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned by Summit Brass in 1989, Keystone Celebration’s title was inspired by the annual Keystone Brass Institute hosted by Summit Brass in Keystone, Colorado.  It was written in a traditional French ouverture style.  As the piece opens, the melody is slowly unfolded.  It is fractured, with each section of the ensemble playing part of the melody.  The piece transitions to a fast-paced conversation between the various sections. The energy in the piece in continuous, often starting with just one voice and expanding out into sweeping melodies and jarring rhythmic passages.  Just when the piece appears to have reached its natural climax, the slow unfolding melody of the opening comes back.  The music once again transitions to an even more frenzied dialogue between sections before ending in a glorious fanfare.

- Program Note from State University of New York, Fredonia, Wind Symphony concert program, 23 February 2017


Commercial Discography


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • State University of New York, Fredonia, Wind Symphony (Paula Holcomb, conductor) – 23 February 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

None discovered thus far.