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Hannaford Overture
NMPL109
for brass band (also available for concert 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).

In order to foster the growth of brass bands in places where a brass band tradition doesn’t exist, a supplemental set of alternate parts is available to facilitate the playing of some of the treble clef parts by players more accustomed to reading non-transposing bass clef (Baritone, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba), and to allow for the use of F French Horn in place of Tenor Horn. The alternate set of parts is available separately.

This piece is also available for concert band.

Approximate Duration 7'30"
Grade 5
Score and parts $83.00
Score only $17.00
Supplemental alternate parts $11.00
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
Brass 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.
2. In order to foster the growth of brass bands in places where a brass band tradition doesn’t exist, a supplemental set of alternate parts is available to facilitate the playing of some of the treble clef parts by players more accustomed to reading non-transposing bass clef (Baritone, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba), and to allow for the use of F French Horn in place of Tenor Horn. The alternate set of parts is available separately.

Part
Qty.
full score
1
E flat Soprano Cornet
1
Solo B flat Cornets A & B
2
Solo B flat Cornets C & D
2
Repiano B flat Cornet
1
B flat Cornet 2
2
B flat Cornet 3
2
B flat Fluegelhorn
1
Solo E flat Tenor Horn
1
E flat Tenor Horn 1
1
E flat Tenor Horn 2
1
B flat Baritone 1
1
B flat Baritone 2
1
B flat Trombone 1
1
B flat Trombone 2
1
Bass Trombone
1
B flat Euphonium
2
E flat Bass
2
BB flat Bass
2
Percussion 1 (Snare Drum, Medium Suspended Cymbal, Bell Tree, Vibraphone (optional), Glockenspiel, Triangle, Crash Cymbals)
2
Percussion 2 (Timpani, Glockenspiel, Large Suspended Cymbal, Tubular Bells (optional), Crash Cymbals (optional), Triangle)
2
   
Supplemental Alternate Parts
Qty.
Solo F French Horn (Tenor Horn Alternate)
1
F French Horn 1 (Tenor Horn Alternate)
1
F French Horn 2 (Tenor Horn Alternate)
1
B flat Baritone 1 (Concert Pitch Bass Clef)
1
B flat Baritone 2 (Concert Pitch Bass Clef)
1
B flat Trombone 1 (Concert Pitch Bass Clef)
1
B flat Trombone 2 (Concert Pitch Bass Clef)
1
B flat Euphonium (Concert Pitch Bass Clef)
2
E flat Bass (Concert Pitch Bass Clef)
2
BB flat Bass (Concert Pitch Bass Clef)
2

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