World's Largest Sheet Music Selection

20822309
20822309
20822309

Fitch Overture for chamber orchestra

By Joseph Dillon Ford

Be the first! Write a Review
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/fitch-overture-for-chamber-orchestra-digital-sheet-music/20822309?ac=1&aff_id=175705

Chamber Orchestra - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Joseph Dillon Ford. 21st Century, Neo-Classical. Score, Set of Parts. 21 pages. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.425329).

Item Number: S0.425329

The life of Fitch was so remarkable and has so much to teach us about the illusory "America" in which so many of us believe that it would make for a riveting motion picture if the novel could be turned into a film script. It would be lovely if the music could be used in such a motion picture project, but I doubt it will ever come to that. I rather think I'll end up pretty much like my "Uncle John" (Fitch really was my fifth great grandmother's brother) — broken and impecunious after a life of trying passionately to accomplish something worthwhile. The bitter irony is that Fitch's talent did lie in an eminently "practical" field, as steam-powered transportation and technology was cutting edge by the early nineteenth century when people like Robert Fulton profited handsomely from Uncle John's ideas. But Fitch was a visionary whose work far exceeded the narrow perceptions and self-interest of his countrymen — including such founding fathers as Franklin and Jefferson! Sadly, John Fitch intentionally —or perhaps accidentally —committed suicide by overdosing on an opium-based pain medication which, in combination with his drinking, proved to be fatal.

The pdf file contains score and parts
The sound sample is a live performance by the Octava Chamber Orchestra


The complete Fitch symphony (4 movements) will also be available shortly

About SMP Press

This product was created by a member of SMP Press, our global community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. Our independent musicians have created unique compositions and arrangements for the Sheet Music Plus community, many of which are not available anywhere else.

Click here to see more titles from these independent creators and to learn more about SMP Press.

Please note this product may not be eligible for all sales, promotions or coupons offered through Sheet Music Plus - please check promotional details for specifics.

About Digital Downloads

Digital Downloads are downloadable sheet music files that can be viewed directly on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Once you download your digital sheet music, you can view and print it at home, school, or anywhere you want to make music, and you don’t have to be connected to the internet. Just purchase, download and play!

PLEASE NOTE: Your Digital Download will have a watermark at the bottom of each page that will include your name, purchase date and number of copies purchased. You are only authorized to print the number of copies that you have purchased. You may not digitally distribute or print more copies than purchased for use (i.e., you may not print or digitally distribute individual copies to friends or students).

Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.