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Prelude from 49th Parallel (Vaughan Williams)

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Genre: Band
# of Players: Standard
Level: 4 | Duration: 2:30
Publisher: G & M Brand | Copyright: 1960/2002

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    From the film "49th Parallel," this Prelude is a hymn in praise of freedom and mutual trust, which accompanies the film's prologue which is spoken over majestic shots of the Canadian Rockies. Osmon's orchestration retains the rich texture of the original, utilizing thick scoring throughout. The entire Prelude is played molto legato and its harmonies show a delightful simplicity.

    Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard
    Level: 4 | Duration: 2:30

    Instrumentation
    1st Flute
    2nd Flute
    Oboes
    Cor Anglais*
    1st Bb Clarinet
    2nd Bb Clarinet
    3rd Bb Clarinet
    Eb Alto Clarinet*
    Bb Bass Clarinet*
    Eb Contralto Clarinet
    1st Bassoon
    2nd Bassoon*
    1st Eb Alto Saxophone
    2nd Eb Alto Saxophone*
    Bb Tenor Saxophone
    Eb Baritone Saxophone*

    1st Bb Trumpet
    2nd Bb Trumpet
    3rd Bb Trumpet
    1st F Horn
    2nd F Horn
    3rd F Horn
    4th F Horn*
    1st Trombone
    2nd Trombone*
    3rd Trombone
    Euphonium
    (TC Baritone)
    Tuba

    String Bass*

    Timpani

    Parts marked with as asterisk (*) are NOT ESSENTIAL, although their presence will obviously enable a fuller realization of the composer's intentions to be achieved.

    Program Notes
    Ralph Vaughan Williams was in his sixties when in 1941 he produced his first film score for Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's "49th Parallel." The Prelude, an orchestral hymn in praise of freedom and mutual trust, accompanies the film's prologue which is spoken over majestic shots of the Canadian Rockies.

    The Prelude was originally scored for strings and a few wind instruments. Osmon's orchestration retains the rich texture of the original, utilizing thick scoring throughout. The entire Prelude is played molto legato and its harmonies show a delightful simplicity

    Osmon's orchestration was completed in December 1987 and is "dedicated to my friend Lee Boyd Montgomery."

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