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Centennial Celebration

3.Moderato - Waltz
5.Allegretto - Fugue
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About This Work

"Centennial Celebration" is an original composition for Brass Band by Trevor Ford and was commissioned by the ‘Ron Brass Band' of Norway, conductor Jan Erik Helleren, for their 100 year anniversary.

The work is a set of five variations evolved entirely from a four note motif; the first four notes played.

The introduction, with the motif played by the Solo Eb Horn, gradually expands the basic idea in a slow leisurely manner for 46 bars. From the 47th bar the first variation changes the character of the theme to a rhythmic allegro. At 89 a pivot note in the Horn leads to the second variation, which is a dreamy waltz in ternary form. The waltz is followed, at 172, by variation 3 which has the character of a march. At 190 a contrasting passage is created by turning the theme upside down. The fourth and final variation begins at 237 and is a complete fugue. The original motif is now slightly changed to suite the minor mode. It should be noted that from the second beat of bar 269 the theme is played at half tempo by the lower brass and they should be the dominant group at this point.

ComposerTrevor Ford
ArrangerTrevor Ford
CategoryBrass Band
DurationCirca 10 mins 30 secs
DifficultyThis piece has difficulty rating of 3 on a scale one through 6, with 6 being the hardest. Click here to see how we grade our band sets.
InstrumentationConductors Full Score
Eb Soprano Cornet
Solo Bb Cornets
Repiano Bb Cornet
2nd/3rd Bb Cornets
Solo Eb Horn
1st Eb Horn
2nd Eb Horn
1st Bb Baritone
2nd Bb Baritone
1st Bb Tenor Trombone
2nd Bb Tenor Trombone
Bb Euphonium
Eb Bass
Bb Bass
Side Drum/Cymbals/Bass Drum
Temple Blocks
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Product Code: SM542

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