|Fantasy On "Yankee Doodle"|
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Fantasy On "Yankee Doodle" is a free treatment of one of America's most famous early songs. Premiered in 1995, this concert band piece by Mark Williams is sure to become a standard component of concert band literature.
Technical Notes: The keyboard percussion part is labeled "Mallets (Chimes, Xylophone, Bells, Vibes)". The 1st percussion part is labeled "Percussion I (Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Claves, Guiro, Cowbell)". The 2nd percussion part is labeled "Percussion II (Suspended Cymbal, Tam-Tam, Woodblock, Triangle, Tambourine, Temple Blocks, Timbales)".
This work begins with a vigorous fanfare leading into a humorous statement of the theme by solo tuba. This light, quirky treatment of the theme is followed by a dark, moody variant at measure 25, featuring solo alto saxophone. Special care should be given to the dovetailed eighth notes at measure 33, creating a smooth line without discernible breaks. A spirited Allegro then transforms the mood to one of joyous expectation, with the occasional sections in 7/8 injecting an element of surprise. Students should be constantly aware of eighth-note subdivision in performing the 7/8 measures.
After a lyric episode at measure 93 using fragments of the tune, a Latin percussion vamp eventually leads to a full statement of the theme in half notes, played first in quadrulple time and then double time. The final Maestoso fanfare leads this work to a satisfying and exciting close. (Timpanists are not allowed to be timid on this one!)
Estimated Performance Time: 6:30
Composed By: "Fantasy On "Yankee Doodle"" was composed by Mark Williams.
Published By: "Fantasy On "Yankee Doodle"" was published by Alfred Publishing Company.
Series: This piece is part of the series "Alfred's Concert Band Series".
|1||-||Piccolo in C|
|4||-||1st B Flat Clarinet|
|4||-||2nd B Flat Clarinet|
|4||-||3rd B Flat Clarinet|
|1||-||E Flat Alto Clarinet|
|2||-||B Flat Bass Clarinet|
|2||-||1st E Flat Alto Saxophone|
|2||-||2nd E Flat Alto Saxophone|
|2||-||B Flat Tenor Saxophone|
|1||-||E Flat Baritone Saxophone|
|3||-||1st B Flat Trumpet|
|3||-||2nd B Flat Trumpet|
|3||-||3rd B Flat Trumpet|
|2||-||1st Horn In F|
|2||-||2nd Horn In F|
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Difficulty 4 on a scale of 1 to 6 with 6 being the hardest.
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