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A Celebration Miniature (Grade 1.5)

By Aaron Fonzi

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Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn in F, Euphonium, Multi-Percussion, Concert Band - Early Intermediate
Composed by Aaron Fonzi. Repertoire, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year's. Score, Set of Parts. 28 pages. Published by Aaron Fonzi (S0.275591).

Item Number: S0.275591

ABOUT THE PIECE:

A Celebration Miniature is 60 measures of pure fun! With melodies that will get stuck in your head all day and teachable moments throughout, this is a truly grand way to open up your next concert. Written at a Grade 1.5 level, audiences will be impressed and students will love the energy and tuneful scoring!

Composed in an overture style, the piece begins with a powerful introductory statement pedaling on Bb major. After the introduction, the second theme is introduced by the clarinet section, accompanied by cabasa and triangle. The theme centers around a simple chord progression: Bb, Ab, Bb, Ab, Bb, Eb, Bb, Ab, Bb. The B section begins at Rehearsal C, featuring a light, legato approach. The piece picks back up at Rehearsal D with another rousing statement of the first theme, and propels itself to a thrilling close with a restatement of the first theme.

REHEARSAL NOTES:

m. 4: Be sure to balance the parts such that you can hear the 4-3 suspension happening in the oboe and clarinet. The introduction should be powerful, but power comes from balance and good listening!

Rehearsal B: There are two main lines happening- the theme and the background. You'll want to make sure both lines are balanced equally as each are equal in importance.

Rehearsal C: This should be delicate and light, but careful not to slow! Also, be sure to bring out the suspension lines as you go- it really adds a beautiful touch!

m. 35: This is more or less rubato, so slow to a tempo that fits your sensibilities and be ready to rev back up again.

Rehearsal E-end: This is the joyous conclusion of the piece and yet another place where rubato is highly recommended. Slow down steadily so that Rehearsal F is the same tempo as the introductory statement, then milk those last two measures!

Have fun! I hope you enjoy playing and rehearsing this piece as much as I did writing it!

~Aaron Fonzi.

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