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Symphonic Triptych

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Jim Curnow

James Curnow

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General Info

Year: 1978
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Volkwein Bros. through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


1. Fanfare-Scherzo - 3:00
2. Soliloquy - 3:00
3. March-Fanfare - 2:00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Timbales
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


  • Timpani, mvt. II, m.12, beat 1: Blank spot should read half note C3 with a mezzopiano dynamic marking.
  • Timpani, mvt. III, m.132: Insert one measure of rest (one measure before the final bar).
  • Percussion VI.: add instrument name “Timbales.”
  • Percussion VI, m.77 & 78: Add 4/4 meter signature at end of meas. 77 and beginning of meas. 78.
  • Melody Percussion I, mvt. I, m.78–80: The composer writes “roll” whereas elsewhere he uses the standard “3 slash” roll notation.
  • Melody Percussion I, mvt. II, m.25: The indication “Bells Gliss.” belongs to the system below (m.35, beat 4).
  • Melody Percussion I, mvt. I, m.35, beat 4: Add glissando line to connect the two notes.
  • Melody Percussion II. mvt. I, m.35–37, beat 2&: The Cs do not appear in the score.
  • Melody Percussion II, mvt. I, m.64, beat 3: The C does not appear in the score.

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State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • Georgia: IV
  • Iowa: IV
  • Kansas: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • Mississippi: V I-A
  • North Carolina: V
  • South Carolina: V


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  • Curnow, J. (1978). Symphonic Triptych [score]. Volkwein Bros.: Pittsburgh, Penn.