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Carol Barnett

Carol Barnett


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Subtitle: Dance Club


General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn I-II
Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II
Baritone
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Tirana was commissioned by the Minnesota Chapter of the College Band Directors National Association as an addition to the grade 3 band literature. It was an interesting challenge to write within the guidelines of accessible keys and easily negotiable ranges. As a departure from the common slow-fast or fast-slow-fast band music forms, I chose to write a series of dances, introduced and interrupted by short fanfares, with the basic tempo steady throughout. The work is tonal, but to avoid boredom I modified the major scales with occasional lowered 2nds, 6ths and 7ths, and raised 4ths. I also included some complex meter patterns which, with the exotic scales, make the piece sound vaguely Southeast-European. Since I hadn’t done any specific research on dance types from that area, I picked a place name at random; hence Tirana.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Limestone University (Gaffney, S.C.) Wind Ensemble (Seth Taft, conductor) - 9 December 2021
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison University Band (Darin Olson, conductors) – 8 March 2020
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison University Band (Cole Hairston, conductor) - 3 December 2017
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Honor Band (Donald Loveljoy, conductor) - February 2006 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Carol Barnett website Accessed 5 January 2017
  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 254.