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Merry-Go-Round

From Wind Repertory Project
Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke


General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper
Cost: Score and Parts - $74.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Instrumentation

Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Sax I-II
B-flat Tenor Sax
E-flat Baritone Sax
B-flat Trumpets I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Drumset (Optional)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tempo Blocks
  • Tom Tom
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Whistle
  • Wood Blocks
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned by the City of Lesquin [France] for the Brass Open 2001. The jovial fun of the carnival is the inspiration for this carefree work! A sort of "mini-concerto for band," each section is featured at various points, representing the constantly changing view from the carousel. It's a charming work from one of England's leading composers for band.

-Program Note by Publisher


Merry-Go-Round is a mini concerto for band in which each section takes a turn as soloist. On a merry-go-round the viewpoint is constantly changing, this being portrayed by different instrumental groups playing variations on the main theme, continually coming to the fore. This attractive work will bring all the excitement of the fairground to your concert.

-Program Note by De Haske Music


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP III


Performances

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  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Jeananne Nichols, conductor) - 19 July 2018
  • Flint (Mich.) Concert Band (Bruce Nieuwenhuis, conductor) - 1 May 2015
  • Allegheny College (Pa.) Band Camp for Adult Musicians (Timothy Foley, conductor) - 13 June 2014

Works for Winds by this Composer


References