RED HILL SPECIAL MARCH

Composed: 2003
Premiere:  Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, Gary Ciepluch, director Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH  12/3/07
Duration:  2:30  minutes
Instrumentation: Fl. 1,2; ob; B flat clar.1,2,3; bsn; E flat alto sax.1,2; B flat ten. sax.; E flat bar.sax.; B flat tpt.1,2,3; hn.1,2; tbn 1,2; bari.; tu., 2 mallet perc.; timp., perc., piano

PROGRAM NOTES

This piece for band is transcribed by Larry Clark from the third movement of a larger work, Century’s Song, which was commissioned by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission for the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Ohio to commemorate the Ohio Bicentennial. The ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus first performed it on February 23, 2003 with Timothy Russell, Music Director, conducting. The last movement is a lively march with occasional quotes from the Red Hill Special, a fiddle tune that can be heard on the recording, Folk Music of Ohio, 1938 through 1940.