Scarlet and Silver Jubilee

From Wind Repertory Project
James Barnes

James Barnes

Subtitle: A "Vegas" Overture for Band

This work bears the designation Opus 128

General Info

Year: 2007 / 2009
Duration: c. 6:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Keiser Southern Music, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $75.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Harp (optional)
Percussion (5 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Woodblock
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Scarlet and Silver Jubilee was commissioned to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) and was first performed by the UNLV Wind Orchestra.

The piece begins with a lively fanfare by the brass accompanied by brilliant flourishes in the woodwinds. The main theme, played first by the clarinets, features an intervallic motif that serves as the developmental material throughout the piece. Barnes subtitled the work A Vegas Overture for Band, evoking the feeling of the music one might hear at the opening of a theater or show production.

- Program Note from United States Marine Band concert program, 7 June 2023


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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