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LANE, Philip (1950- )
SPA OVERTURE
Concert Originals Series GMCO017

Catalogue Number: GMCO017

Difficulty level: D What's this?

ISMN: 9790222220386

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Orchestration
3 Flutes (3rd doubles piccolo), 2 Oboes (2nd doubles Cor Anglais), 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons
2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 2 Trombones, Timpani, Percussion (Suspended cymbal, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Bass drum), Harp
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)

The Spa of the title is Cheltenham and the work seeks to evoke both its peaceful and bustling character, together with an allusion (at bar 92) to one of its famous sons, Dr. Edward Wilson, who perished with Scott on the fateful Antarctic expedition, and whose statue looks down on the town's main tree-lined boulevard "The Promenade". The overture was commissioned by Cheltenham Ladies College to celebrate the centenary of the music department and was first performed by the College's First Orchestra conducted by John Sanders in July 1982. The Cor anglais can be omitted as the part is cued in the Horn part.
Duration: 5 minutes
A PACK comprises one full score, string parts 4/4/3/4/2 and any wind, brass and percussion parts.

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