Windwood (Overture). Composed by Jared Spears. Concert band. Young Concert Band. Command Series. Grade 2. Extra conductor score. Composed 1985. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.011-1806-01).
Following a majestic opening, Spears utilizes the color and power of the band in a contrasting three- part overture form with exciting and tasty percussion writing. This contest oriented composition makes a great vehicle for teaching legato, staccato, march, chorale, and ballad styles.
About C.L. Barnhouse Command Series
The Barnhouse Command Series includes works at grade levels 2, 2.5, and 3. This series is designed for middle school and junior high school bands, as well as high school bands of smaller instrumentation or limited experience. Command Series publications have a slightly larger instrumentation than the Rising Band Series, and are typically of larger scope, duration, and musical content.