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Life Dances

From Wind Repertory Project
William Himes

William Himes


General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c.7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $13.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Flexatone
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Filled with humor, pathos, excitement and surprise, this brilliant overture offers much for your concert band to experience. Many intriguing and unpredictable turns captivate the listener before culminating in a boisterous ending. The rhythmic interplay is both exciting and interesting. This aptly portrays the vigor and passion of life.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the York High School Symphonic Band of Elmhurst, Illinois, Ronald Polancich, Conductor.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP II
  • Louisiana: III
  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Tennessee: V


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Himes, W. (2002). Life Dances [score]. Curnow Music Press: Wilmore, Ky.