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Overture to a New Horizon

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Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/ Flute I
Flute II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The work begins marked “Allegro con Spirito,” and features an exciting fanfare figure in the brass along with supportive woodwind flourishes that lead to the primary theme first played by the trumpets. A slower more legato middle section, marked “Andante espressivo,” explores changing textures and balances the energy and drive of the outer sections. A solo trumpet is highlighted. Soon the primary theme returns, preparing an exciting finale section built upon the opening fanfare.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist, June/July 2014


This tuneful and effervescent piece was inspired by the passion and energy of the New Horizons Band movement that's sweeping the country. Countless adult "beginners" have discovered the enjoyment of music-making and this piece reflects the dedication and joy that's experienced in making music together.

-Program Note from publisher


Wayne Broom commissioned Overture to a New Horizon to honor his father, George Broom, Conductor of the East Cobb New Horizons Band in Marietta, GA in recognition of 60 years and a teacher/conductor.

-Program Note from score


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