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William Pitts

William Pitts

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General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: William Pitts Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
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
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-VIII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Gong
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Revelry was composed and dedicated to the directors and students of the Dobyns Bennett Band Program (Tenn.), Lafe Cook, director, along with the community of Kingsport in celebration of its past, present, and future.

Pitts provided the following: “When Lafe asked me to write a piece celebrating the centennial of Kingsport’s founding, I was excited to celebrate a community spirit that was so familiar to me. Revelry is a celebratory fanfare that uses a nine-note theme as its core. The theme is a cryptogram of sorts, spelling out ‘K-I-N-G-S-P-O-R-T” using a 19th-century French system, in which the musical notes we know (A-G) are the basis fcr spelling out words using melodic lines.

- Program Note from the Fillmore Wind Band concert program, 22 December 2017

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Ohio University (Athens) Symphonic Band (Richard Suk, conductor) – 3 October 2023
  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks) Wind Ensemble (James Popejoy, conductor) - 7 March 2023
  • University of Wyoming (Laramie) Symphonic Band (Joseph Carver, conductor) - 8 November 2021
  • Arkansas Tech University (Russellville) Symphonic Band (Jim Daughters, conductor) – 25 April 2019
  • Brooklyn (N.Y.) Wind Symphony (Jeff W. Ball, conductor) – 15 December 2018
  • Brooklyn (N.Y.) Wind Symphony (Jeff W. Ball, conductor) – 29 November 2018 (NYSSMA Conference, Rochester, N.Y.)
  • West Virginia University (Morgantown) Symphonic Band (Jay Drury, conductor) – 2 October 2018
  • United States Air Force Band (Washington, D.C.) (Larry H. Lang, conductor) – 11 April 2018 (Ithaca, N.Y.)
  • East Central University (Ada, Okla.) Wind Ensemble (Allen Correll, conductor)– 25 February 2018
  • Fillmore Wind Band (Cincinnati, Ohio) (Jim Daughters, conductor) - 22 December 2017 (2017 Midwest Clinic)
  • Dobyns-Bennett High School (Kingsport, Tenn.) Wind Symphony (Chadwick Kamei, conductor) - 8 March 2017 (82nd Annual ABA National Convention) *Premiere Performance*

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