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Hannaford Overture
NMPL105
for concert band (also available for brass band)
by J. Scott Irvine

Written originally for Canada’s well-known Hannaford Street Silver Band in celebration of the International Year of Canadian Music (1986), the Hannaford Overture is a showpiece full of melody and motion. The main theme, slower middle section, and reiteration are challenging and interesting to every member of the band. The piece builds effectively to its closing, leaving a lasting impression of its memorable tune. A solid bass section is recommended.

A recording of the brass band version is available on CD by The Hannaford Street Silver Band (CBC SMCD 5103).

This piece is also available for brass band.

Approximate Duration 7'30"
Grade 5
Score and parts $83.00
Score only $17.00
Replacement parts $3.00

Composer’s Notes
Instrumentation

Composer’s Notes on Hannaford Overture
Hannaford Overture was written for the Hannaford Street Silver Band of Toronto, Canada in celebration of the International Year of Canadian Music (1986) and was premièred by them in October of that year under conductor Wayne Jeffrey. The work is dedicated to the members of the HSSB, who have performed it across Canada and who have also recorded it under conductor Stephen Chenette for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s SM 5000 Series (CBC Records SM 5103).

My intention was to write a light, “audience-friendly” Canadian concert opener, reminiscent of some of the English and American band music I enjoyed playing in my formative years. In 1990, at the urging of several colleagues, I scored a second version of the work for concert band.

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Instrumentation for Hannaford Overture
Concert Band Version

The quantity of parts provided in complete set is shown in the right-hand column. Extra scores for competition purposes and additional individual instrument parts may be ordered separately.

Notes regarding instrumentation:
1. The percussion parts can be covered with two players, but a third player may be used to play optional passages as indicated in the score and parts.

Part
Qty.
full score
1
C Piccolo
1
Flute 1
4
Flute 2
4
Oboe 1
1
Oboe 2
1
E flat Clarinet
1
B flat Clarinet 1
3
B flat Clarinet 2
3
B flat Clarinet 3
3
E flat Alto Clarinet
1
B flat Bass Clarinet
1
Bassoon 1
1
Bassoon 2
1
E flat Alto Saxophone 1
2
E flat Alto Saxophone 2
2
B flat Tenor Saxophone
2
E flat Baritone Saxophone
1
B flat Trumpet 1
3
B flat Trumpet 2
3
B flat Trumpet 3
3
F French Horn 1 & 3
2
F French Horn 2 & 4
2
Trombone 1
2
Trombone 2
2
Trombone 3
2
Euphonium Treble Clef
2
Euphonium Bass Clef
2
Tuba
4
String Bass
1
Percussion 1 (Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Bell Tree, Vibraphone (optional), Glockenspiel, Triangle, Crash Cymbals)
2
Percussion 2 (Timpani, Glockenspiel, Suspended Cymbal, Tubular Bells (optional), Crash Cymbals (optional), Triangle)
2

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