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Prelude and Celebration

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James Curnow

James Curnow


General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $74.00   |   Score Only (print) - $14.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
English Horn
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Roto-toms
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Prelude and Celebration is a fantastic way to open any concert in the tradition of great symphonic openers. The work starts with a triumphant, majestic fanfare from the trumpet section that provides the basis for the whole work. A rollicking and driving faster section follows for the woodwinds, leading into a broader trio before the opening fanfare returns - bringing the work to a majestic conclusion.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: III
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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  • University of Miami (Coral Gables) Green Concert Band (Jay C. Reese, conductor) – 2 February 2019


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Curnow, J. (1996). Prelude and Celebration [score]. Curnow Music: Wilmore, Ky.
  • Perusal score