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Monday, May 26, 2014

Classical

Orchestral Openers!

Looking for the perfect piece to open your next concert?


Want to capture your audiences’ imagination from the opening note?


Finding the perfect concert opener can be challenge but we’re here to help!

 

Check out a selection from our catalogue below....

Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams
Duration: 4 minutes
Description: Fanfare for orchestra
Orchestration: 2.2picc.2.corA.4(III,IVadlib).3.dbn-4.4.3.1-timp.perc(3):2wdbl/tgl/xyl/crot/ glsp/susp.cym/sizzle cym/SD/pedal BD/large BD/large tam-t/tamb-2 optional synthesizers (Casio 200 series or Yamaha DX series)- strings

Tromba Lontana by John Adams
Duration: 4 minutes
Description: Fanfare for orchestra
Orchestration: 2.2picc.2.2.0-4.2(solos).0.0-perc(3):glsp/crot/susp.cym/vib-pft-harp-Strings

Anniversary Overture by Sir Malcolm Arnold
Duration: 4 minutes
Description: For orchestra
Orchestration: 2222 - 4230 - timp - perc(1) – strings

A Flourish for Orchestra by Sir Malcolm Arnold
Duration: 4 minutes
Description: For orchestra
Orchestration: 2.picc.2.2.2 - 4331 - timp - perc(3) – strings

Ojai Festival Overture by Peter Maxwell Davies
Duration: 6 minutes
Description: For orchestra
Orchestration: 2(II=picc).2(II=corA).2.2-2.2.0.0-timp-strings

A Christmas Overture by Nigel Hess
Duration: 8 minutes
Description: Full Orchestra
Orchestration: 3(III=picc).2(II=ca).2.2 - 4331 - timp - perc(3): 3 SD/susp.cym/BD/finger cyms/glsp/cyms/shaker/tgl/bell tree/mark tree/tamb/t.bells - org (=opt cel) - harp - strings

Bright Red Overture by Matthew Hindson
Duration: 5 minutes
Description: For Orchestra, with optional solo trumpet and didjeridu
Orchestration: picc.2.2.2.2 - 4331 - timp - perc(4): xyl/2 bongos/tomtom/vib/crot/ cyms/glsp/tpl.bl/tamb/ brake drum/BD/cast/wdbl/tgl/SD - harp - (opt solo tpt+ opt solo didjeridu) - strings

EXPO by Magnus Lindberg
Duration: 10 minutes
Description: For orchestra
Orchestration: 2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(2):whip/tamburo basco/BD/2susp.cym (med,lg)/tgl/wdbl/TD/cyms/tam-t (lg)-harp-strings.

Supplica by Christopher Rouse
Duration: 10 minutes
Description: Concert opener for orchestra
Orchestration: 0.0.0.0-4.2.3.0-harp-strings.

Don't forget to visit the 'Downloads & Tools' page on our website for other great resources, including our Choral Resource Guide, Britten Connections - a guide  for performers and programmers and much more!

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