Vires, Artes, Mores (full set) composed by Larry Clark. For concert band (flute 1, flute 2, oboe 1, oboe 2, clarinet 1 in Bb, clarinet 2 in Bb, clarinet 3 in Bb, bass clarinet in Bb, bassoon, alto saxophone 1 in Eb, alto saxophone 2 in Eb, tenor saxophone in Bb, baritone saxophone in Eb, trumpet 1 in Bb, trumpet 2 in Bb, trumpe). Concert Performance Series. Score and parts. Duration 3 minutes, 58 seconds. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.CPS126).
This work is a three-part composition based on the Latin words meaning Strength, Skill, and Character. The piece opens with a poignant fanfare depicting the strength of the modern concert band, which is followed by a fast-paced section, meant to demonstrate the performers' skills. The third section of the work is an uplifting theme designed to depict character. After moving back to the skill theme in a new key, it builds to a dramatic climax, followed by a short coda that bursts to the finish. Ideal for concert or contest.