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Symphonic Overture

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By Charles Carter

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Concert Band Piccolo, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet (in Eb), Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Trumpet III, Horn I, Horn II, Horn III, Horn IV, Tenor I, Tenor II, Tenor III, Tuba, Euphonium, Contrabass, Timpani, Percussion, Cymbal
Full Score. Composed by Charles Carter. Carl Fischer Classic Band Editions. Full Score. With Standard notation. 24 pages. Duration 4 minutes, 20 seconds. Carl Fischer #J000591F. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.J591F).

Item Number: CF.J591F

ISBN 825829402. Key: B-flat major.

Symphonic Overture is a contemporary-sounding overture of medium difficulty so scored that it can be performed with equal success by large and small groups alike. Employing the familiar three-part form (A-B-A), the opening section has a theme which is robust in character and with considerable rhythmic interest. The second theme, slow and expressive in character is a free form based on an opening idea introduced by the first flute. At the return of the first section, the first theme is treated as a fugue subject building to great heights as all four entrances are achieved. As the "exposition" concludes, the contrapuntal texture gives way to a homophonic quality which closes the piece. The coda, as is characteristic, utilizes material from the first theme.

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