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Mercury (Van der Roost)

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Jan Van der Roost

Jan Van der Roost


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Subtitle: Concert March


General Info

Year: 1991
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Brass Band
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €88.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Alto Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Cornet/Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Mercury is a concert march composed in a typically British idiom. In 1990, Jan Van der Roost wrote this piece on the occasion of the 15-year anniversary of his own band: Brass Band Midden Brabant. Like many British marches, the main theme is written in a minor key. Powerful and virtuoso themes characterize the first part of this march, while the trio melody is much more melodic, offering the tenor register a chance to display its lyrical skills. Follows a dynamic passage for trombones and trumpets/cornets, leading to a "grandioso" version of the main trio melody and thus concluding this march in a magnificent way.

- Program Note from publisher


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Spartan Youth Wind Symphony (East Lansing, Mich.) (Arris Golden, conductor) – 24 November 2019
  • Callanwolde Concert Band (Atlanta, Ga.) (Glenn Moore, conductor) – 1 October 2017
  • Round Rock (Tx.) High School Symphonic Band – 7 February 2012


Works for Winds by This Composer


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