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Tudor Sketches

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William Owens

William Owens


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper

Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $14.00


Movements

1. Hampton Court - 1:50
2. Good Queen Bess - 1:50
3. Hunting at Chobham - 1:40


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This three-movement work is based on the songs and styles during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Hampton Court, with its flowing dance feel, is followed by The Queen Bess, which is relaxed and stately. Finally, the great chase is heard in Hunting at Chobham. Throughout all three movements there is plenty of interplay between brass and woodwind choirs along with stylish percussion parts.

-Program Note by publisher


This magnificent three-movement work pays homage to the House of Tudor, a royal house that ruled England and Ireland in the 16th century. A blithe woodwind anthem and a rollicking dance heralds in Hampton Court (a principal residence of King Henry VIII). Good Queen Bess, the regal second movement, depicts the court of Queen Elizabeth I. The intrepid Hunting at Chobham portrays an aggressive game of chase in the vast 500-acre hunting park held by the Tudors for nearly 70 years.

-Program Note by the VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band


This suite in three movements is based upon the songs and styles of the English Renaissance. Hampton Court is marked “Blithely,” which is followed immediately by a Sprightly Dance. The scoring in both of these sections is highlighted by call-and-response episodes between the brass and woodwinds. The regal Good Queen Bess, “Stately”, contains solos for oboe and alto saxophone. The concluding Hunting at Chobham, marked “Brazenly,” features solos for flute, oboe, bassoon, and bass clarinet.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist, Nov. 2013, p. 32


Commercial Discography

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