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Polyphonic Suite

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Charles Carter

Charles Carter


General Info

Year: 1963 / 1991
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters
Cost: Score and Parts - $40.00   |   Score Only - $3.00


Movements

1. Motet
2. Chorale
3. Madrigal


Instrumentation

Full Score
Condensed Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

An original composition, the Polyphonic Suiteborrows the concept of Renaissance-period polyphonic textures, with each voice presenting independent musical elements.

-Program Note from publisher


This is a fine work consisting of three pieces, each of which exemplifies a polyphonic form used in Renaissance or Baroque music, but which is composed of original material. The first, Motet, uses imitative counterpoint throughout, thus helping to develop a sense of rhythmic independence. The second, Chorale, is written in a broad, flowing legato style. The third, Madrigal, is more lively and rhythmic, with both homophonic and polyphonic episodes.

-Program Note from Music for Concert Band


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Florida: III
  • Georgia: III
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: III
  • Massachusetts: II
  • Michigan: Junior High B
  • North Carolina: III
  • Oklahoma: II-A
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: II
  • Virginia: III
  • West Virginia: II


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Krienes, J.; Hansbrough, R. (2014). Music for Concert Band: A Selective Annotated Guide to Band Literature. Meredith Music Publications: Delray Beach, Fla.; pp. 26.
  • Carter, C. [1963] Polyphonic Suite , for Band [score]. Ludwig Music: Cleveland Ohio.