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Prelude and Firestorm

From Wind Repertory Project
Roland Barrett

Roland Barrett


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing

Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Bells
  • Handclaps
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • Cowbell
  • Hi-Hat
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

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Program Notes

This piece, Prelude and Firestorm, draws its title from the term firestorm, "an intense and destructive fire in which strong currents of air are drawn into the blaze, causing it to burn more fiercely." Commissioned by the middle school bands of Houston County, Georgia, it opens with a slow and melodious chorale in 3/4 time, then yields to relentless waves of firestorms, each one building in intensity, then receding, then rising again in a successive series of waves of escalating passages, finally reaching a powerful and emphatic conclusion.

-Program Note from score


The slow “Prelude,” which is marked “Mysteriously,” begins with a percussion section ostinato. Low brass chords then are added, leading to both trumpet and horn solos. The agitated “Firestorm,” marked “Boldly,” features a call-and-response episode between the winds and percussion section building to a powerful and emphatic conclusion.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist, December 2014, p. 41


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

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