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Masquerade (score only)

By Joseph Turrin

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Concert band (Piccolo Flute 1 Flute 2 Oboe Bassoon Clarinet 1 Clarinet 2 Clarinet 3 Bass Clarinet Alto Saxophone 1 Alto Saxophone 2 Tenor Saxophone Baritone Saxophone Trumpet 1 Trumpet 2 Trumpet 3 F Horn 1 F Horn 2 Trombone 1 Trombone 2 Trombone 3 Baritone (TC Baritone) - grade 3.5
Composed by Joseph Turrin (1947-). Score only. Duration 4:40. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.18791).

Item Number: CN.18791

Masquerade is a tuneful composition with a lot of interesting harmonic variety. There are several musical themes that interweave throughout the piece making for a delightful and elegant presentation.

I had written several other pieces in previous years for public school residencies and have always enjoyed the process of working with the students and teachers on these projects. I composed Masquerade for a residency I did in Simsbury Connecticut Public School System. The piece was commissioned by the Simsbury Friends for Music & Performing Arts. The musical material in Masquerade basically consists of a few themes that develop throughout, giving the piece an economical yet forward momentum. The composition is rhythmically precise and at other times very lyrical. Both of these contrasting aspects come together in places, giving the piece an interesting contrapuntal texture. -JT.

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