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Symphonic Overture

Full Score and Parts

By Charles Carter

Concert Band Alto Clarinet, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Clarinet (in Eb), Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Corne, Cornet I, Cornet II, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Piccolo, Tenor Saxophone
Full Score and Parts. Composed by Charles Carter. FS-SWS. Carl Fischer Classic Band Editions. Score and Set of Parts. With Standard notation. 2+12+12+4+2+12+8+8+4+4+2+2+4+4+4+4+6+6+6+4+4+4+4+4+4+4+10+2+2+1+8+24 pages. Duration 4 minutes, 20 seconds. Carl Fischer Music #J591. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.J591).

Item Number: CF.J591

ISBN 9780825829390. 9 X 12 inches. Key: Bb major.

Symphonic Overture is a contemporary-sounding overture of medium difficulty so scored that it can be performed with equal success by large and small groups alike. Employing the familiar three-part form (A-B-A), the opening section has a theme which is robust in character and with considerable rhythmic interest. The second theme, slow and expressive in character is a free form based on an opening idea introduced by the first flute. At the return of the first section, the first theme is treated as a fugue subject building to great heights as all four entrances are achieved. As the "exposition" concludes, the contrapuntal texture gives way to a homophonic quality which closes the piece. The coda, as is characteristic, utilizes material from the first theme.

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  • August 03, 2002 Great piece of music!

    Very energetic piece of music. Great melodies and themes! It contrasts from energetic to flowing and back again. It is an excellent piece. It is, however, more advanced. Upper woodwinds have some hard parts to play, and they need to be as crisp and articulated as possible. But if you...

    are looking for a challenging piece of music that is fun and entertaining, I would recommend this for you.

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