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Celebration by Guy Woolfenden

  1. Rondo
  2. Valse Triste
  3. March

This work was commissioned as a celebration of the life and work of Murray Slater, the inspirational musical director of Derbyshire City & County Youth Wind Band, who sadly died in 2000. Murray was greatly loved and respected in the wind and brass band world, was a fine trumpeter and teacher, and was universally known as “Man of Music”.

Celebration attempts to capture facets of Murray’s personality. The Rondo’s theme has a witty rhythmic twist to it, the Valse Triste features a solo trumpet, and the concluding March contrasts a Prokofievian theme with a slower “big tune” that attempts to match the stature of the man.

The first performance took place on 12th July 2002 in Chesterfield with the Derbyshire City & County Youth Wind Bands, conducted by the composer.

Celebration

Composer

Guy Woolfenden

Duration

15 minutes

Grade

USA Band Grade 4

Year composed

1986

Date of publication

2003

First performance

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield
12th July 2002
Derbyshire City & County Wind Band, conducted by Guy Woolfenden

Commissioner

Derbyshire City & County Music Partnership

Recording

Dinmore Records DRD 272 world-wide-woolfenden
Birmingham Symphonic Winds conducted by Timothy Reynish

ISMN
  • 979-0-57009-667-1 [Complete set]
  • 979-0-57009-668-8 [Full score]
No. of Pages

57

Instrumentation

Wind Orchestra

Full instrumentation
Full Score (1) PERCUSSION 1
Piccolo (1) Glockenspiel
Flute 1 (3)
Flute 2 (3) PERCUSSION 2
Oboe 1 (1) Side Drum
Oboe 2 (1) Triangle
Eb Clarinet (1) Vibraphone
Bb Clarinet 1 (3)
Bb Clarinet 2 (3) PERCUSSION 3
Bb Clarinet 3 (3) Bass Drum
Bb Bass Clarinet (2)
Bassoon 1 (1) PERCUSSION 4
Bassoon 2 (1) Tambourine
Eb Alto Saxophone 1 (1) Suspended Cymbal
Eb Alto Saxophone 2 (1) Triangle
Bb Tenor Saxophone 1 (1) Clash Cymbals
Eb Baritone Saxophone 1 (1)
Bb Trumpet 1 (2) Alternative transposition supplied:
Bb Trumpet 2 (2) Eb Horn 1 (1)
Bb Trumpet 3 (2) Eb Horn 2 (1)
F Horn 1 (1) Eb Horn 3 (1)
F Horn 2 (1) Eb Horn 4 (1)
F Horn 3 (1) Bb Trombone 1 TC (1)
F Horn 4 (1) Bb Trombone 2 TC (1)
Trombone 1 (1) Bb Trombone 3 TC (1)
Trombone 2 (1) Bb Euphonium 1 TC (1)
Trombone 3 (1) Bb Euphonium 2 TC (1)
Euphonium 1 (1) Bb Bass TC (1)
Euphonium 2 (1) Bb Trombone 1 BC (1)
Tuba (4) Bb Trombone 2 BC (1)
String Bass (1) Bb Trombone 3 BC (1)
Timpani (1) Eb Bass TC (1)
Percussion 1 (1) Eb Bass BC (1)
Percussion 2 (1) Bb Bass BC (1)
Percussion 3 (1) Bb Baritone 1 BC (1)
Percussion 4 (1) Bb Baritone 2 BC (1)
Bb Bass TC (1)

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