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Overture on America
Composer
Jonathan Bates
Arranger
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Price
£ 34.95
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Difficulty Level
Intermediate - Difficult
Instrumentation
Brass Band
Duration
00:03:30
Description

This Overture is based on the patriotic American song America (My Country 'Tis of Thee). It is very much a ‘messed up' take on the song, and goes as wildly different from the well-known original as possible.

Much of the piece is written in a deep ethereal funk in 13/16, before a heavy, grungy half-time feel section featuring the euphonium and baritone - with the tune still dominating the harmonic structure of the accompaniment.

 

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