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Overture for Percussion Ensemble

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John Beck

John H. Beck


General Info

Year: 1977
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Kendor Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $17.95; (digital) - $17.99   |   Score Only (digital) - $5.99


Instrumentation

Full Score
Timpani
Percussion I-VII (7 players), including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Marimba (4.3 octaves)
  • Rototoms (4: tuned to E-flat5, C5, B-flat4, and F4; or Tom-toms as substitute)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tenor Drum
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone (3.5 octaves)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

With recurring thematic elements, repetitive rhythmic patterns, and expansive chords in the keyboard parts, this contest and recital standard finishes strong. Dramatic syncopations create a feeling of momentum and excitement.

- Program Note from publisher


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: 113 - LARGE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES
  • Missouri: Percussion.Ensemble.Grade B
  • Ohio: 651 - PERCUSSION ENS A
  • Texas: Percussion Ensemble Class 2


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Beck, J. (1977). Overture for Percussion Ensemble [score]. Kendor Music: Delevan, N.Y.