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Pieces of Eight

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Joseph Willcox Jenkins

Joseph Willcox Jenkins (arr. Neff; ed. Frederick Fennell)


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Subtitle: Based on Themes from Beethoven's Symphony #8.

This work bears the designation Opus 8


General Info

Year: 1954
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Drums

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This march as composed in 1950 with the aid of Jerome Neff, a fellow student at Eastman, and was published in 1954. It is dedicated to Frederick Fennell, who later edited the work.

The march is based on themes of Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 - thus the title. Precedence for such use of the classics is found throughout much of the history of marching band, beginning in Western Europe and continuing to the corps-style bands of the United States.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Pomona (Calif.) Concert Band (Linda W. Taylor, conductor) – 18 August 2016
  • Minnesota State Band (Saint Paul) (Charles Boody, conductor) - 3 December 2014
  • La Paz Intermediate Band - June 2011
  • Eastman Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Frederick Fennell, conductor) – 17 December 1954


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Jenkins, J.; Neff, J.; Fennell, F. [1954]. Pieces of Eight: Concert March [score]. Ditson: Bryn Mawr, Penn.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 328