Rhapsodic Celebration, op. 144
East Meadow High School Wind Ensemble, East Meadow, New York
Joel Levy, Director
2011 – grade 5 – 5:25
Alfred Music – #36707
This multi-faceted work includes three brief connected and musical tableaus that each present their own distinct mood and style. The opening Intrada explores 6/8 time using an uplifting fanfare and rhythmical motifs. The slower Serenade provides contrast that begins with an alto saxophone solo, then utilizes the full ensemble to create warm, rich timbres in this gentle and lyrical movement. The closing Galop is as tuneful as it is technical, providing the ensemble with an energetic and fast-paced romp to conclude this delightful piece. This title is available in SmartMusic.