From Wind Repertory Project
William Owens

William Owens

Subtitle: Overture for Band

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This exciting overture is based on contemporary chord structures, crisp rhythms, and a lively flowing melody. After a brisk introduction, a trumpet solo paves the way under light woodwind flourishes before the full ensemble jumps in. The dance-like character continues until giving way to a lyrical section utilizing flutter effects in the woodwinds. The final section brings back themes from the opening while utilizing a spectacular key change and coda section.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Texas Music Educators Association Region 28 for the Coakely Middle School Symphonic Band, Harlingen, Texas; Joseph and Barbara Figarelli, Directors.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Maryland: III
  • Tennessee: III


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