A Celebration Overture by James Swearingen. Concert band. Young Concert Band. Norman Lee Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR324). Grade 1.5. Score and set of parts. Composed 1995. Duration 3 minutes, 22 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.015-2735-00).
An outstanding work for the youngest players by the master young band composer, James Swearingen. Ranges are modest (the clarinet parts don't even go above the break) and it's playable with smaller groups, but the unmistakable Swearingen touch is evident throughout. Perfect for any young band performance situation, it will be a cause for "celebration" when your young band gets to play this appealing composition. TOTALLY FIRST RATE!