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Procession of the Sorcerers

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Robert Buckley

Robert Buckley


General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
F Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Djembe (or Congas)
  • Shaker
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms (2)
  • Xylophone


Chorus


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Imagine a procession of wizards and witches, clowns and jugglers, magicians and troubadours, goblins, dragons, fairies and sprites, accompanied by colorful wagons, unicorns, stilt walkers and unicycles. All have one goal - the castle of the great Merlin. A multitude of melodies, some ornamented, some medieval, eventually combine as they reach their final destination.

-Program Note by publisher


This majestic work imagines a grand parade of mythical and magical characters and creatures — from wizards, witches, magicians, and jesters to minstrels. acrobats, goblins, and unicorns — all in a stately procession toward Merlin's enchanted castle. Conveying a somewhat quirky, medieval style, the piece begins with percussion and then adds sections while introducing various themes that repeat and weave together through several effective key changes as the composition builds to a dramatic conclusion. Well scored, the piece includes solo opportunities for piccolo, alto saxophone, trumpet, and euphonium. Also included is an optional, yet highly effective, part for SATB chorus (or synthesizer "ah”). A memorable addition to any program, the piece will be well-suited for middle school performers or for recruiting concerts for elementary school audiences.

-Program Note in The Instrumentalist, August 2013


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


State Ratings

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