Fanfare Ode & Festival by Bob Margolis (after Claude Gervaise). Concert band. Suitable for middle school and high school bands. Grade 2. Conductor Full Score. Duration 4:00. Published by Manhattan Beach Music (MH.0-931329-64-7).
This is the work that started the revolution in "early" band music! An Instrumentalist "Reviewer's Choice" selection, Margolis takes Renaissance music and re-envisions it like no one before or since. Fresh, spirited, fun!Ensemble instrumentation: 1 Piccolo, 6 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 1 Eb Clarinet, 4 1st Bb Clarinet, 4 2nd Bb Clarinet, 4 3rd Bb Clarinet, 2 Eb Alto Clarinet, 2 Bb Bass Clarinet, 1 Eb Contrabass Clarinet, 1 Bb Contrabass Clarinet, 2 1st Eb Alto Saxophone, 2 2nd Eb Alto Saxophone, 2 Bb Tenor Saxophone, 1 Eb Baritone Saxophone, 3 1st Bb Trumpet, 3 2nd Bb Trumpet, 3 3rd Bb Trumpet, 2 1st Horn in F, 2 2nd Horn in F, 2 1st Trombone, 2 2nd Trombone, 2 3rd Trombone, 1 Euphonium Treble Clef, 3 Euphonium Bass Clef, 6 Tuba, 2 String Bass, 1 Timpani, 4 Percussion (chimes, xylophone, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, glockenspiel, tambourine, and triangle).
Location: from Way Down Upon the Swanee river
May 25, 2008
This is a wonderful peice for intermediate band! The first movement is bright and envigorating. The second movement adds a wonderful contrast to the up-beat and driving force of the other movements, the latter of which ends the piece rather comically.
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