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Comedy Overture by John Ireland (1879-1962). For Concert Band (Piccolo, 1st Flute, 2nd Flute, 1st Oboe, 2nd Oboe*, 1st Bb Clarinet, 2nd Bb Clarinet, 3rd Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Clarinet*, Bb Bass Clarinet, 1st Bassoon, 2nd Bassoon*, 1st Eb Alto Saxophone, 2nd Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Eb Baritone Saxophone*). Band Music. Grade 5. Score and parts. Duration 10:30. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.R10004). Originally composed for Brass Band in 1934 "Comedy Overture" is, despite its name, a serious piece of writing. The term Overture does not imply that there is anything else to follow; it is used in the 19th century sense of Concert Overture (like Mendelssohn's "Fingal's Cave" - in other words, a miniature Tone Poem).The 1930's was a period of Ireland's mature writing - yielding the Piano Concerto (1930), the Legend for piano and orchestra (1933), and the choral work "These Things Shall Be" (1936-1937). We are fortunate therefore to have both "Comedy Overture" and "A Downland Suite" (1932) written for band medium at this time.As with "Maritime Overture" (written in 1944 for military band) Ireland approaches his material symphonically. The opening three notes state immediately the two seminal intervals of a semitone and a third. These are brooding and dark in Bb minor. It is these intervals which make up much of the thematic content of "Comedy," sometimes appearing in inverted form, and sometimes in major forms as well.The concept that some musical intervals are consonant , some dissonant, and some perfect is perhaps useful in understanding the nature of the tension and resolution of this work. The third is inherently unstable, and by bar 4, the interval is expanded to a fourth - with an ascending sem-quaver triplet - and then expanded to a fifth. The instability of the third pushes it towards a "perfect" resolution in the fourth or the fifth.The slow introduction is built entirely around these intervals in Bb minor and leads through an oboe cadenza, to an Allegro moderato brillante in Bb major.Once again, the semi-tone (inverted) and a third (major) comprise the main, chirpy, theme-inspired by a London bus-conductor's cry of "Piccadilly." (Much of the material in "Comedy" was re-conceived by Ireland for orchestra and published two years later under the title "A London Overture.")The expansion of the interval of a third through a fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh now takes place quickly before our very ears at the outset of this quicker section.Immediately the theme is developed, inverted, and accents displaced across the bar line to give a 3/2 feel against the written meter. But this restlessness leads to a tranquillo built around an arpeggio figure and presented by flute and clarinet. Ireland weaves his flowing counterpoint around this melody until the original slow introduction returns leading to a stretto effect as the rising bass motifs become more urgent, requesting a resolution of the tension of that original semitone and minor third.Yet resolution is withheld at this point as the music becomes almost becalmed in a further, unrelated tranquillo section marked pianissimo. It is almost as if another side of Ireland's nature is briefly allowed to shine through the stern counterpoint and disciplined structure.This leads to virtually a full recapitulation of the chirpy "brilliante," with small additional touches of counterpoint, followed by the first tranquillo section-this time in the tonic of Bb major. But the instability of the third re-asserts itself, this time demanding a resolution. And a triumphant resolution it receives, for it finally becomes fully fledged and reiterates the octave in a closing vivace. The opening tension has at last resolved itself into the most perfect interval of all.
$119.60

Instruments: Flute, B-Flat Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bassoon, Woodwinds, Clarinet, Saxophone
Genres: 20th Century, Comedy, Classical, Miscellaneous
By Paul Carr. For SATB Saxophones. Saxophone Quartet. Jazz. Grade 5. Published by Kendor Music Inc
$18.95

Instruments: Saxophone, Woodwinds
Genres: Comedy, Jazz & Blues, Miscellaneous
Six Contrary Dances (S. 39) (For Concert Band). By PDQ Bach (1935-). Edited by Professor Peter Schickele. Concert Band. For Piccolo, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Alto Clarinet (in Eb), Bass Clarinet (in Bb), Bassoon, Contra Bassoon, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Cornet (in Bb), Cornet (in Bb), Horn . This edition: full score. Classical. Full Score. Standard notation. S 39. 34 pages. Duration 12 minutes. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.11540161F). With Standard notation. classical.
$10.00

Pages: 34
Instruments: Piccolo, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bassoon, Horn, Cornet, Flute, Woodwinds, Clarinet, Saxophone, Brass, Trumpet
Genres: Classical, Comedy, Miscellaneous
Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion (Condensed Score). By PDQ Bach (1935-). Arranged by Professor Peter Schickele. Concert Band. For Piccolo I, Piccolo II, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet (in Eb), Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet I, Bass Clarinet II, Contrabass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Sa. Condensed Score. Standard notation. S 1000. Duration 13 minutes. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.11540138C). With Standard notation.
$7.50

Instruments: Piccolo, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Bassoon, Double Bass, Percussion, Flute, Woodwinds, Clarinet, Saxophone, Strings
Genres: Classical, Comedy, Miscellaneous
Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion by PDQ Bach (1935-). Arranged by Professor Peter Schickele. Concert Band. For Piccolo I, Piccolo II, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet I, Bass Clarinet II, Contrabass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone . Classical. Score and Set of Parts. Standard notation. S 1000. 50 pages. Duration 13 minutes. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.115401380). With Standard notation. classical.
$69.00

Pages: 50
Instruments: Piccolo, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bassoon, Double Bass, Percussion, Flute, Woodwinds, Clarinet, Saxophone, Strings
Genres: Classical, Comedy, Miscellaneous
Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion (S. 1000). By PDQ Bach (1935-). Edited by Professor Peter Schickele. Concert Band. For Piccolo I, Piccolo II, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Cornet I,. Full Score. Standard notation. Composed JUNE 23 1975. S 1000. 50 pages. Duration 13 minutes. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.11540138F). With Standard notation.
$12.00

Pages: 50
Instruments: Piccolo, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bassoon, Double Bass, Cornet, Percussion, Flute, Woodwinds, Clarinet, Saxophone, Strings, Trumpet, Brass
Genres: Classical, Comedy, Miscellaneous
Six Contrary Dances (For Concert Band (Full Score and Parts)). By PDQ Bach (1935-). Edited by Professor Peter Schickele. Concert Band. For Piccolo, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet (in Eb), Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Contra Bassoon, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Cornet I, . Score and Set of Parts. Standard notation. S 39. 34 pages. Duration 12 minutes. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.115401610). With Standard notation.
$45.94

Pages: 34
Instruments: Piccolo, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bassoon, Cornet, Flute, Woodwinds, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Brass
Genres: Classical, Comedy, Miscellaneous
March of the Cute Little Wood Sprites (Full Score and Parts). By PDQ Bach (1935-). Edited by Professor Peter Schickele. Concert Band. For Piccolo I, Piccolo II, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet (in Eb), Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Contra Bassoon, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Saxoph. This edition: complete set. Classical. Score and Set of Parts. Standard notation. S Onesy Twosy. 22 pages. Duration 4 minutes. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.115401840). With Standard notation. classical.
$59.80

Pages: 22
Instruments: Piccolo, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bassoon, Double Bass, Flute, Woodwinds, Clarinet, Saxophone, Strings
Genres: Classical, Comedy, Miscellaneous
March of the Cute Little Wood Sprites (S. Onesy Twosy) (For Concert Band). By PDQ Bach (1935-). Edited by Professor Peter Schickele. Concert Band. For Piccolo I, Piccolo II, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Alto Clarinet (in Eb), Bass Clarinet (in Bb), Bb Contrabass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Contra Bassoon, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Saxop. This edition: full score. Classical. Full Score. Standard notation. Onesy Twosy. 22 pages. Duration 4 minutes. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.11540184F). With Standard notation. classical.
$10.00

Pages: 22
Instruments: Piccolo, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bassoon, Double Bass, Flute, Woodwinds, Clarinet, Saxophone, Strings
Genres: Classical, Comedy, Miscellaneous
March of the Cute Little Wood Sprites by PDQ Bach (1935-). Arranged by Peter Schickele. Concert Band. For 2 Piccolo, 8 Flute, 2 Oboe, 18 Clarinet, 4 Alto Saxophone, 2 Tenor Saxophone, 2 Baritone Saxophone, 2 Bassoon, Contrabassoon, 4 French Horn, 9 Trumpet, 6 Trombone, 4 Baritone, 5 Tuba, Contrabass, 5 Percussion, Timpani. Condensed Score. Standard notation. S. Onesy Twosy. Duration 4 minutes. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.11540184C). With Standard notation.
$6.00

Instruments: Piccolo, Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bassoon, Horn, Double Bass, B-Flat Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion, Timpani, Tuba, Flute, Woodwinds, Saxophone, Brass, Strings, Trumpet
Genres: Classical, Comedy, Miscellaneous