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Agincourt

By Doug Spata

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Orchestra - Grade 3
Composed by Doug Spata. SmartMusic; String Orchestra. Highland String Orchestra. Conductor Score & Parts. 62 pages. Published by Highland/Etling (AP.26578).

Item Number: AP.26578

Inspired by the climactic battle scene in Shakespeare's Henry V, Agincourt is a fiery, rhythmic piece in 7/8 time. Advanced orchestras will find the unusual rhythms an exciting challenge while audiences thrill to the expressive melodies and bold ostinatos throughout the piece. Agincourt is exhilarating and dramatic from its brash opening to its brazen end. This title is available in SmartMusic.
Concert/Contest.

About 2011 Midwest Clinic Performance Pieces

This title was performed at the 2011 Midwest Clinic, the largest band and choral educational conference in the United States. Over thirty performances are given each year by diverse ensembles of varying levels - elementary school, high school, college, military and more. Each performance title is carefully selected and represents the very best in educational sheet music. The Midwest Clinic aims to raise the standards of music education while supporting teachers and music educators.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • September 09, 2010 Agincourt

    Its brilliant!!!! Its one of those songs that actually gets you really axcited about playing the piece. Its fun and everyone gets pretty good melody lines

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  • 4

    Location:
    Lehigh Acres, FL
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • February 09, 2009 Very fun for Violas!

    This piece, as well as much of Doug Spata's work, is Full of emotion and puts great emphasis on violas like myself. I play in my regions Youth Symphony Orchestra and we are working with Agincourt currently. We have been taking it at a much slower speed for some...

    time, but we recently tried it at it's recommended pace and it quickly got everyone pumped. I can tell many people only have to hear this once to tell that they like it. I enjoy Doug Spata's work as he gives sections like violas and 3rd violins a significant part in the piece. Violas are usually more valuable as beat-keepers but I do like to have a greater role in the melody sometimes and Doug Spata does a good job at making that chance for me.

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  • 4

    Location:
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • May 29, 2008 Very fun piece to play

    It was really fun to play this piece. I am in an intermediate high school orchestra and play the viola. I was nicely surprised to see that the violas had important parts. Usually, since the violas have the middle sound, we get parts that are kind of boring like long...

    held notes, or upbeats (which are very annoying and hard). We had a version of the melody a few times and were playing almost the whole time. I really enjoyed it also because of the time signature. I really like pieces in asymmetrical time signatures. It took our orchestra a while to get the feel of the piece, but once we got it we really liked it. I gave it four stars, not five, because I really liked the piece, but it is not one of my favorite pieces to listen to.

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