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Euphoric Sparks



2010 • Estimated timing: 4:00 • Grade 5
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PROGRAM NOTES:

Euphoric Sparks was commissioned by the Edinburg North High School Bands and Band Boosters, Edinburg, TX, Chad Dempsey, director This four-minute work for wind band is celebratory, incorporating musical quotes from George Frederic Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, including material from movements Overture, La Paix, Bourree and La Rejouissance. Euphoric Sparks can be followed programmatically in relation to emotions felt when fireworks are present (anticipation, elation, and excitement). The actual depiction of fireworks dominated by the piano and percussion can be found in the transitions between major sections of the piece.

PERFORMANCE NOTE:

After the piece was published, an optional contrabassoon and string bass part was created. If you are performing Euphoric Sparks, please download these parts free for your performance.

Euphoric Sparks - Contrabassoon
Euphoric Sparks - String Bass

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