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William Owens

William Owens


General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $115.00   |   Score Only - $18.00


Movements

1. Prelude
2. The Sultan of Morocco
3. Birds in Landscape
4. Catherine the Great
5. A Flemish Countryside


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Tricycle Bell
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes

Harpsichord (op. keyboard)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This programmatic five-movement work portrays a series of colorful paintings and is an ideal centerpiece for your next program. Movements include the fanfare and fugue-like Prelude, the mystical The Sultan of Morocco, the tranquil Birds in Landscape, the regal and elegant Catherine the Great, and the lively and humorous character of A Flemish Countryside. An amazing array of styles in a work of grand proportion!

-Program Note from publisher


The Marjorie Merriweather Post Art Collection, housed at the Christine DeVitt Fine Arts Center on the South Plains College campus in Levelland, Texas, is both priceless and timeless. Mrs. Merriweather, the founder of General Foods, Inc. and a leading American philanthropist, had a strong desire for young people to become admirers and enthusiasts of art, and over an eight-year period (1965-1973), she gifted the several paintings in this collection to South Plains College. Paintings was commissioned by the South Plains College Department of Fine Arts and is based on four of the works from this fabulous collection.

A trumpet call heralds in the Prelude, while The Sultan of Morocco is a beautifully woven tapestry of wind sounds and percussion colors indicative of a heritage rich in history and culture. As one ponders Bds in Landscape, feelings of serenity ensue, as the music is soothing and tranquil. A stately introduction and tone-rich fanfare beckon us to the presence of her majesty, Catherine the Great. The piece concludes in rousing fashion with the rollicking A Flemish Countryside, based on lively traditional Flemish folk melodies.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

  • Maryland: IV


Performances

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  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks) University Band (James Popejoy, conductor) - 11 October 2022
  • Towson (Md.) University Wind Ensemble (Christopher Cicconi, conductor) - 16 March 2022
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Ventura County, Calif.) - 23 November 2014


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