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Lion of Lucerne

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James Curnow

James Curnow


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General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Contra-Bassoon
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
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Lion of Lucerne was inspired by the same name carved into the face of a rock in Lucerne, Switzerland. The carving commemorates a contingent of Swiss guards who died in Paris defending the palace of the king on August 10, 1792, during the French Revolution. The work is built upon three main themes: Majesty – The Sculpture, Spirit of the Swiss Guard, and Unser Leben or Life's Journey.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP III
  • Kansas: III
  • Michigan: Senior High C
  • New York: Concert Band III
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: III
  • Virginia: III
  • West Virginia: III


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Curnow, J. [1986]. Lion of Lucerne: Overture for Band [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "James Curnow." Accessed 14 January 2017
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 174-179.