Overture For Band - Score composed by John Heins. For concert band. Conservatory Editions. Grade 5. Score. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WB112F).
Overture For Band was written to provide audiences with an exciting concert opener featuring contemporary harmonies and rhythmic interest for each section of the band. Driving rhythms in the brass and flourishing passages in the winds appear throughout the composition. After a bold fanfare opening, the first theme is stated by horns in unison. Lyrical solos are presented for flute, oboe and clarinet throughout the middle section. The work concludes with the return of the opening theme followed by a short, energetic coda.