Greenlees Overture [wind band] - SCORE

SKU: EH0019A
  • 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. Greenlees Overture is suitable for both concert and contest and has all the ingredients needed to help your band sound their absolute best.



    -Conductor's Score PDF (SKU:EH0019A)

    -$12.00 CAD

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    preview score:

    Greenlees Overture SCORE perusal PDF



    Greenlees Overture DEMO mp3

    *Live Performance Recording coming soon*



    Easy | Gr. 1 | B100



    2 mins



    Fl. – Ob. – BbCl.1/2 – Bs.Cl. – Bsn. – A.Sax. – T.Sax – B.Sax
    BbTpt.1/2 – FHn. – Tbn. – Bar.(BC/TC) – Tba. – 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.

  • PDF Parts, Choral Scores, & Solo Vocal Scores published by E.K.R. HAMMELL MUSIC are optimized for 8.5x11 (standard US Letter size) printing.


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    -Fit all pages to 11”x14” 


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    -No page additions needed

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





    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.


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