Subtitle: A Proud and Crazy March
Year: 2009 / 2016
Duration: c. 5:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00
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
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Slide Whistle
- Snare Drum
- Suspended Cymbal
- Temple Blocks (3)
- Tom-Tom (2)
None discovered thus far.
Symbiopholie was commissioned by the St-Jerome Concert Band for their 160th anniversary; the oldest band in Canada. Jonathan Dagenais attempted to find musical ideas that would emphasize every aspect of the band and the pride of their long existence. The term Symbiopholie describes two feelings: symbiosis and craziness. For the band to go through the different eras of its long existence, a symbiosis of the musical passion by the members of the band was necessary. Also of great importance was showing the spirit of teamwork and the pride of belonging to this group.
The work has two distinct sections that oppose and compete with themselves at the same time. The first part is a slow march to emphasize the symbiosis of the ensemble; and the second part, double time, constitutes the unbridled craziness, lively and almost uncontrollable. The entire piece mixes together in a style reminiscent of a march, the origin of military fanfares.
- Program Note by Jeff Girard, Midwest Sheet Music
- MusicFest Canada: B400
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor) – 18 January 2019
- New Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) Wind Sinfonia (Raymond Baril, conductor) – 17 July 2015 - WASBE Conference, San Jose, Calif.
- National Youth Band of Canada (Jonathan Dagenais, conductor) – 2013
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Cardassia (2020)
- Encircled (2017)
- Mouvement Frénétique (2018/2020)
- Polytechnique (2011)
- Prelude and Celebration (2015)
- Spring March (2020)
- Stella (2007)
- Symbiopholie! (2009/2016)
- Dagenais, J. (2009). Symbiopholie!: Harmonie [score]. Éditions GAM: Laval, PQ.
- Jonathan Dagenais website
- "Symbiopholie! by Jonathan Dagenais." Wind Band Literature. 13 June 2019. Web. Accessed 13 June 2019