Pieces of Eight by Larry Clark. For Flute, Oboe (Opt. Flute 2), Clarinet 1 in Bb, Clarinet 2 in Bb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Trumpet 1 in Bb, Trumpet 2 in Bb, Horn in F, Trombone, Euphonium Tc in Bb, Euphonium Bc, T. Carl Fischer Young Performance Series. Grade 2-2.5. Score and parts. 24+13 pages. Duration 4 minutes, 19 seconds. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.YPS94).
Written as a commission for the Georgia District 10 Honor Band, Larry Clark has drawn on the history of the coast of Georgia where the pirate Blackbeard was thought to have stashed his treasure. He has written an intriguing concert overture for young bands with this flavor. Not only will your students love it, but there are many musical opportunities for teaching as well.