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Greenlees Overture [wind band] - FULL SET

SKU: EH0019B
  • Greenlees Overture

    for wind band

    Hugh A. Johnston

    [2012, rev. 2021]

    This terrific miniature overture for developing band will grab your attention right from the opening unison and leave you humming its infectious melody long after the final chord. Changing textures, syncopation and surprising harmonies set up a dramatic polyphonic final section. Composed by JUNO Award-winning music educator Hugh Johnston, Greenlees Overture is suitable for both concert and contest and has all the ingredients needed to help your band sound their absolute best.


    preview PDF:

    Greenlees Overture SCORE perusal PDF

    Greenlees Overture PARTS perusal PDF



    Greenlees Overture AUDIO DEMO mp3



    Basic - Easy | Gr. 1 | B100



    2 mins



    Cb.(Tba. wr.^8va)
    Mallet Perc. (glock.)
    Perc.Unpitched* (tri. – cr.cym. – s.d. – b.d.)

    *The "Percussion (Unpitched)" part can be played by 4 individual players (ideal), but is condensed onto a single part (containing 2 staves) so that it may be read by fewer players (possibly even 1 player on a drum kit) if need be.


    program notes:

    Greenlees Overture is inspired by the idea of creating an infectious melody and then later juxtaposing it against a more lyrical counterpart. Originally composed by Johnston in 2012 and performed by the Regiopolis-Notre Dame Junior Concert Band at Canada’s Wonderland Festival of Music, E.K.R. Hammell Music proudly presents here this brand new edition as the first beginner band piece in our catalogue.



    -Full Set [Conductor's Score PDF + Set of Parts PDF] (SKU:EH0019B)

    -$46.00 CAD

    -Available in electronic/PDF format only.

    -Click "Add to Cart" above. Please purchase the amount of copies you intend to print/use.

    -ADDITIONAL SCORES: Please note that Additional Conductor's Scores can be purchased at a discount with a customized code that will be sent to you with the rest of the materials in your order, upon initial purchase of this item. After receiving your initial order and custom discount code, go to purchase the Conductor's Score (not Full Set) of this piece, select how many additional copies you would like to purchase, and enter your code at checkout to receive your discount.

    -A purchase of a Set of Parts (contained within every Full Set order) will grant the user printing/copying permissions for as many copies as needed for performance purposes, for a single ensemble/organization. PDF(s) with printing/copying permissions will be sent within 3 business days to the email address you provide at checkout.

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  • Conductor’s Scores for large ensemble works (wind band, orchestra, etc.) published by E.K.R. HAMMELL MUSIC are optimized for 11x14 printing.

    IDEAL SCORE PREPARATION (send your large ensemble Conductor’s Score PDF to a print shop with the following specifications for best results):

    -Fit all pages to 11”x14” 


    -Interior pages: B&W on 70lb opaque/matte paper

    -No page additions needed

    -Coil-bound OR saddle-stitch spine (cheaper)

    -Covers (OPTIONAL) : colour on white card stock (Collector Covers can be found as separate 2-page PDF attachments sent with your initial order)


    If 11x14 printing size is not available to the purchaser, this sizing scales down fairly well to either 9x12 (a common concert band score size) or 8.5x11 (standard US Letter). This can be accomplished by selecting “Fit Pages” or “Fit to Printable Area” in your computer’s printing specifications window. Avoid using the “Shrink oversized pages” option, as this will not appropriately re-format the smaller text-based pages of the booklet (which are set to 8.5x11).

    NOTE: Scaling down to 8.5x11 is not recommended for large ensemble scores (due to legibility concerns), but if it is your only option, it will work! In any case, make sure to select “Fit Pages” or “Fit to Printable Area” before printing the booklet.

    NOTE - Collector Covers (colour) are sent in separate PDFs and may be added to (/merged with) any B&W print score optionally.

    Parts published by E.K.R. HAMMELL MUSIC are optimized for 8.5x11 (standard US Letter size) printing. Every attempt is made to create manageable page turns at the end of every part page, with the goal of being equally suited for different reading formats (single-sided printing, double-sided printing, or tablet).

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