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Prelude and Pursuit

By Michael Sweeney

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Concert Band (Score & Parts) - Grade 2.5
Composed by Michael Sweeney. MusicWorks Grade 2. Suite. Softcover. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.4003185).

Item Number: HL.4003185

9x12 inches.

John Barnes Chance composed his landmark work for band, Incantation and Dance, in 1960 while in residence at the high school in Greensboro, North Carolina. Commissioned by the Union County (NC) Honor Band, Prelude and Pursuit pays tribute to this important composition and its North Carolina connection. A haunting chant-like theme played by the clarinets sets the tone for the slow section. Similar to Chance's work, the fast section begins with percussion instruments introducing thematic elements later picked up and developed by the winds. Intensifying rhythmic elements, as well as carefully controlled random playing effects, contribute to an overall sense of excitement and anticipation. Themes are woven throughout various sections of the band before the opening chant motif makes a brief dramatic appearance near the end. A great teaching tool for young players, Prelude and Pursuit also provides a rewarding performance experience. Duration: 4:50.

2 - Baritone B.C. 2 pages

2 - Baritone T.C. 2 pages

2 - Bass 1 page

2 - Bassoon 2 pages

2 - Bb Bass Clarinet 2 pages

2 - Bb Clarinet 1 4 pages

2 - Bb Clarinet 2 4 pages

2 - Bb Clarinet 3 4 pages

2 - Bb Tenor Saxophone 2 pages

2 - Bb Trumpet 1 4 pages

2 - Bb Trumpet 2 4 pages

2 - Eb Alto Saxophone 1 2 pages

2 - Eb Alto Saxophone 2 2 pages

2 - Eb Baritone Saxophone 1 page

2 - F Horn 4 pages

2 - Flute 8 pages

28 - Full Score 1 page

2 - Mallet Percussion 3 pages

2 - Oboe 2 pages

2 - Percussion 1 2 pages

2 - Percussion 2 2 pages

2 - Timpani 1 page

2 - Trombone 4 pages

2 - Tuba 4 pages

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Jim Hill
    Location:
    Monroe, NC
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • August 27, 2012 Prelude and Pursuit

    "Prelude and Pursuit" teaches individual section musicality and challenging rhythms in an accessible setting. All instruments get a chance to perform parts vital to this exciting adaptation of one of band literature's great compositions. Directors who have heard "Prelude and Pursuit" agree that it will become a standard for...

    intermediate level bands. Students who have performed it, love it!!

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