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Jonathan Dagenais

Jonathan Dagenais

Subtitle: A Proud and Crazy March

General Info

Year: 2009 / 2016
Duration: c. 5:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00


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
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Flexatone
  • Ratchet
  • Slide Whistle
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks (3)
  • Tom-Tom (2)
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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


State Ratings

  • 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

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