Scenes of Wonder composed by Mark Williams. Concert Band. Concert Band. Growing Band Series. Form: Suite. Grade 3. Conductor Score & Parts. 270 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.11218).
Scenes of Wonder by Mark Williams is a suite in three movements, each expressing the different emotions felt when visiting certain "scenes of wonder" in Europe. The first movement, "Stonehenge," with its intricate harmonies and "rock solid" style, depicts the power and mystery of the ancient stone monument. The second movement, "The Louvre", is written in an impressionistic style and features beautiful solo opportunities for trumpet, trombone and horn. The suite concludes with "Fiesta de Pamplona," a rollicking "paso doble" in 5/4 time conveying the excitement of the "runing of the bulls" in Pamplona, Spain.