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Gregory Fritze

Gregory Fritze

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Subtitle: An overture for Orchestral Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion

General Info

Year: 2013 /
Duration: c. 9:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Unpublished
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Waterplace Park celebrates the downtown Providence park of the same name, which opened in 1994 as part of the renovation of the Woonasquatucket River. The park is a favorite of locals, and in the summer partners with the adjacent pedestrian Riverwalk to host the popular Waterfire events.

Fritze sets his piece to tell the story of five people making their way to the park, some together, others alone, where upon meeting up, all share their stories collectively. He uses five unique and not often featured instruments to do so: the piccolo, bass clarinet, marimba, bass trombone, and timpani.

Greg states, “I wanted to write a fun and jovial piece showcasing the different colors and textures of the woodwind, brass and percussion sections of the Philharmonic. Each solo instrument has its own thematic melody with a distinctive personality.”

- Program Note by Kyle Phipps


  • World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensemble (WASBE) Composition Competition, Category 3, 2019, second place


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