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Overture Ciné Noir (for Band)

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Overture Ciné Noir

Mark Wolfram

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 7:15
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Sound Studio Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00 USD   |   Score Only - $45.00 USD


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Xylophone & Orchestra Bells
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbal (crash and suspended)
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Overture Ciné Noir (for Band) is a musical homage to the Film Noir era of the 1940s and 1950s. With its low-key black-and-white palette, stark and smokey lighting style and long shadows, Film Noir has its roots in German Expressionist cinematography. Many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic film noir is derived from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Great Depression. This composition reflects the high drama of these films with the exposition and development of exciting action-driven themes of mystery and romance. With sweeping melodies and dark harmonic material, "Overture Ciné Noir" moves through a series of musical vignettes, always maintaining its introspective and brooding nature. If your concert theme is "movies" this composition would make a wonderful feature on your program!

Commercial Discography

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Media Links

  • Audio File: MP3


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