Canada National Anthem: O Canada
Woodwind Choir or Ensemble, Brass Choir or Ensemble, Concert Band, Marching Band, String Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Flexible instrumentation - Intermediate
Composed by Calixa Lavallée (1842-1891). Arranged by Colin Kirkpatrick. Score, Set of Parts. 36 pages. Published by Colin Kirkpatrick Publications (S0.262139).
Item Number: S0.262139
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This quick and easy national anthem arrangement is essential for travelling musicians, bands, instrumental groups and both amateur and professional ensembles. With ten anthems already available and many more in preparation, this arrangement is easy to use. You can play them with any virtually any combination of instruments: symphonic band, clarinet choir, brass ensemble, brass band, solos, duets and trios - almost anything!
This arrangement is in six independent parts each transposed into a variety of keys. For the most satisfying sound you’ll need to get a good balance between each part possibly with an emphasis on the melodic line. If you have a non-standard ensemble, you can "pick 'n' mix" as required. The piano reduction can "fill" missing parts or can be used as the basis for an accompaniment.
This arrangement consists of the three page score with seven instrumental staves and three percussion staves. The following 28 parts are printed on separate pages. The score and all the parts are contained in the same pdf file.
Part 1 in B flat (clarinet, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, soprano sax); Part 1 in C (flute, piccolo, oboe, glockenspiel, violin); Part 1 in E flat (alto sax, E flat clarinet); Part 1a in C (octave above concert for flute, piccolo, oboe, violin) and Part 1a in E flat (E flat cornet in brass band).
Part 2 in B flat (clarinet, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, soprano sax); Part 2 in C (oboe, violin); Part 2 in E flat (alto sax); Part 2a in C (octave above concert pitch) flute, oboe, violin); Part 2a in E flat (minor 3rd below concert for E flat alto clarinet).
Part 3 in B flat (tenor saxophone, B flat baritone); Part 3 in C (bass clef for trombone, bassoon); Part 3 in C alto (alto clef for viola); Part 3 in E flat (tenor horn, alto sax); Part 3 in F (French horn); Part 3a in B flat (8ve below concert for 3rd clarinets in band).
Part 4 in B flat (tenor sax, baritone); Part 4 in C (bass clef for trombone, euphonium, bassoon, cello); Part 4 in E flat (tenor horn, alto sax); Part 4 in F (French horn).
Part 5 in B flat (baritone); Part 5 in C (bass clef for trombone, euphonium, bassoon.
Part 6 in B flat (B flat bass, bass clarinet); Part 6 in C (bass clef for bass trombone, bassoon, contrabassoon, tuba, double bass); Part 6 in E flat (E flat bass, baritone sax).
There’s also a part for timpani, percussion (3 players) and a piano reduction.
The music is presented in pdf files at 1,200 dpi which can produce professional-looking printed copies on US letter-size paper.
The arranger, Colin Kirkpatrick studied at London’s Royal College of Music and followed a career in music education. He was a High School Music Director for about fifteen years and later became a Music Education Adviser, with the added responsibility for training teachers and directing the instrumental teaching service.
He has published a great deal of music and his publishers include Boosey & Hawkes, Novello, Paxton, Schott, Oxford University Press, Chester, Belwin Mills and Intrada (Netherlands). His music has been performed and broadcast all over Europe as well as in Japan, Thailand, Australia and the USA.
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