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Roman Times

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Bruce Fraser

Bruce Fraser


General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G and M Brand - British Music Publishers
Cost: Score & Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Toms


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

During a visit to the town of Saintes in southwest France in the summer of 2003, I spent some time in the Roman amphitheatre there. It is a well preserved arena and I imagined what it must have been like to take part in the gladiatorial games. Roman Times is based on these images with the opening grand processional and its amazing mixture of Mediterranean peoples. The middle movement is an old fashioned love ballad followed by gladiators fighting in a very spirited battle to death or victory.

-Program Note by Bruce Fraser


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