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Spring Overture (Amis)

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Kenneth Amis

Kenneth Amis

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $115.00; (digital) - $115.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00; (digital) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

My first contact with Frank Battisti was in 1991 when I was accepted to The New England Conservatory of Music as a composition major. At that time composition majors were not expected and, in my case, discouraged by the administration from auditioning for performance ensembles at the school. A friend recommended that I call the conductor of the wind ensemble, Frank Battisti, directly. I did, and after introducing myself on the phone and telling him how my efforts to schedule an audition time for the school's ensembles were being met with resistance, he told me to simply walk in after the last person before lunch and start playing.

This turned out to be the beginning of a tremendously supportive and motivating relationship. In the years that followed, Mr. Battisti had me judge concerto competitions, commissioned two new works from me, and has served as valued counsel on every aspect of my musical career, from conducting and interpretation to artists' relations and music industry politics. I can honestly say that Frank Battisti gave my career as a professional composer the momentum it needed to get off the ground. His passion, drive and unwavering professionalism still sets a shining example and the bar for me and all that know him.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, Mass.) Wind Ensemble (Frederick Harris, Jr., conductor) – 16 March 2019
  • Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) Concert Band (Thomas Duffy, conductor) – 11 November 2018 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer