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Welcome the Queen

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Arthur Bliss

Arthur Bliss


General Info

Year: 1954
Duration: c. 7:00
Original Medium: Orchestra
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: HAFABRA Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $158.37   |   Score Only - $32.34


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

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Program Notes

The appropriately entitled Welcome the Queen is a march that follows closely the tradition: it opens in fanfare-like introductory calls. The low register instruments take charge for a moment in preparation for the main theme's full blown burst of joy. This level of exhilaration cannot go on for too long, and a subsidiary theme slightly relax the atmosphere. The excitement returns with the repetition of the main theme. A bridge slows down the movement, leading a totally different atmosphere with its melody, noble but full of nostalgic flavor. The first section is then repeated, and finally the Trio returns, but this time the orchestral sound gives prominence to the solemnity over the nostalgia. A brief coda, based on the opening fanfare closes this excellent march.

- Program Note from publisher


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