for concert band

         Celebration is a concert band piece written for the 30th anniversary of the Huntington Beach Concert Band.  As the title suggests, the piece is fast and rhythmic, much like a fanfare.  There is only one theme, but it is stated in many permutations.  The permutations are:  rhythmic changes, duration changes and the theme set against itself at different speeds.  The theme is also varied and passed to different instruments.  The theme is played by almost every instrument by the end of the piece.  Come and enjoy the celebration.

Duration:  5 Minutes
Number of measures:  168
Number of pages (Score):  23


Flute 1
Flute 2
Oboe 1
Oboe 2

Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Clarinet 3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra Bass Clarinet (ad lib)

Eb Alto Saxophone 1
Eb Alto Saxophone 2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
Bb Trumpet 3
French Horn 1
French Horn 2
French Horn 3
French Horn 4
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Trombone 3
String Bass (ad lib)


Mallets - Orchestra Bells, Chimes

Percussion 1 - Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal,
Snare Drum, Bass Drum

Percussion 2 - Sleigh Bells,
Suspended Cymbal, Cabasa,
Triangle, Tambourine,
Wind Chimes

Measure Score

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Performance History

Commissioned by the Huntington Beach Concert Band for the 30th anniversary concert.

This piece was premiered by Huntington Beach Concert Band and was conducted by Eric D. Sharp on March 16, 2003 at the Huntington Beach Library Theater in Huntington Beach, CA.