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Northpointe Fantasy

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James Swearingen

James Swearingen

General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 4:25
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $45.00   |   Score Only - $4.00


Full Score
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
French Horn
Trombone I-II
Baritone Bass Clef
Baritone Treble Clef
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


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Program Notes

Northpointe Fantasy begins with a short, legato introduction before moving to an opening section with a bold, memorable first theme in the trumpets which is continued by the upper woodwinds. The low brass which had been providing a solid rhythm accompaniment then get the lyrical second theme. Following a nicely contrasting center section in 3/4 which begins with a flute section soli the work recapitulates to the powerful opening theme, and dramatic ending.

Northpointe Fantasy was commissioned by and dedicated to the Bloomington Junior High School Band, Bloomington, Illinois, Spencer Gore, director.

Commercial Discography

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Audio Links

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State Ratings

Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association - D

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Works for Winds by this Composer


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