Incandescent Sky, op. 224
First Coast Wind Symphony, Jacksonville, Florida
Artie Clifton, Conductor
grade 4.5 - 6:10
This sparkling concert overture commemorates the 30th anniversary of this outstanding community band. An opening majestic fanfare leads to a buoyant main theme in 12/8 time. A lyrical contrasting section is as rich in melodic content as is it is passion. The piece, being in a modified rondo form restates a variation of the main theme before returning to the opening fanfare and a rousing conclusion.