Forever Free

(Fanfare-Overture for Band)

Forever Free

(Fanfare-Overture for Band)

Series: Hal Leonard Concert Band Series Publisher: Edward B. Marks Music Company Score & Parts Composer: Kenneth Fuchs

Level: 4

Commissioned to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the state of West Virginia, Forever Free incorporates indigenous elements of the state's musical heritage, capturing a robust and celebratory spirit. Cast in a single movement in three sections, the title is inspired by the state motto, “Montani semper liberi” (“Mountaineeers forever free”). The work is unified at the outset and closing by a ceremonial fanfare that is based on thematic figures from the state song West Virginia Hills. A contrasting middle section features a lyric variant accompanied by a militaristic snare drum and timpani cadence, before all thematic elements are combined for the buoyant and festive conclusion. Dur: 4:25

Instrumentation Number of Parts Pages Per Part
CONDUCTOR SCORE (FULL SCORE) 1 24
PICCOLO 1 3
FLUTE 1 4 3
FLUTE 2 4 3
OBOE 1 1 2
OBOE 2 1 2
BASSOON 1 1 2
BASSOON 2 1 2
BB CLARINET 1 4 3
BB CLARINET 2 4 3
BB CLARINET 3 4 3
BB BASS CLARINET 2 2
EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 1 2 3
EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 2 3
BB TENOR SAXOPHONE 2 3
EB BARITONE SAXOPHONE 1 2
BB TRUMPET 1 3 2
BB TRUMPET 2 3 2
BB TRUMPET 3 3 2
F HORN 1 2 2
F HORN 2 2 2
F HORN 3 2 2
F HORN 4 2 2
TROMBONE 1 2 2
TROMBONE 2 2 2
TROMBONE 3 2 2
BARITONE B.C. 2 2
BARITONE T.C. 2 2
TUBA 4 2
STRING BASS 1 2
HARP 1 4
PERCUSSION 4 2
MALLET PERCUSSION 4 6
TIMPANI 1 1

$75.00 (US) Inventory #HL 04003982 UPC: 888680028220 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0" Run time: 0:04:25

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