Symphonic Overture

Charles Carter

A Carl Fischer Classic Band Edition
Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Concert Band
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Bassoon I, Bass Clarinet, Oboe II, Flute II, Flute I, Alto Clarinet, Horn IV, ContraBass, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Cornet III, Horn III, Clarinet (in Eb), Horn I, Cornet I, Oboe I, Clarinet I, Clar
Item Number: J591
Number of Pages: 216
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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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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