Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Prelude for an Occasion

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Edward Gregson

General Info

Year: Unknown
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G and M Brand - British Music Publishers
Cost: Score & Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II (I doubles piccolo)
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
B-flat Trumpet I-II
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Timpani
  • Triangle
  • Woodblock


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Prelude for an Occasion might be described as a "curtain raiser". its purpose is to set a mood which this Prelude does by bursting into a fanfare, always a good way to arrest attention. A quicker tempo Allegro moderato follows, comprising a short bouncing figure answered by a solid response from the lower instruments and introducing a lively solo on the Clarinet, marked Giocoso (playfully, merrily). The interval of a falling fifth is important, which then gives way to a broad melody, played cantabile (in a singing style).

Rhythmic bi-play, trombone glissandi and a light-hearted obbligato, all add to the merriment. The opening fanfare returns in extended form, and a final flourish brings the Prelude to a triumphant ending.

Program Note from Printed Score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

Works for Winds by This Composer