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Overture in Five Flat

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica Propria
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Contrabass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Chimes
  • Gong
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Composed for the 2010-2011 Missouri All State Band Sponsored by the Missouri Bandmasters Association, In Honor of Dr. Lowell Graham.

The first page of the score sums up the nature of this piece by stating: "Quarter Note = "You've got 5 minutes." The piece is not in five flats but in the key of Bb and for the most part lays comfortably on the instruments. Exciting and virtuoustic, Overture in Five Flat even if not played in exactly five minutes should please audiences and players alike. If you do in fact end at the exact 5 minute timing, that's wonderful. If you play it in under 5 minutes, well of course, you win! Towards the end of the score there is an increase in tempo. The rest of the tempos are for you to pick.

There is a slight hint at tempo in the cover art. Good luck and may the force be with you.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


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