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    • Order numbers: AM 47-010
      Hal Leonard # 4000105
    • Instrumentation: wind orchestra
    • Duration: 6'50
    • Grade: 4
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Continental Overture

Johan de Meij

The Continental Overture was commissioned by the California Band Directors Association [CBDA] and was premiered on February 23rd 1997 at the 40th annual CBDA Conference in Bakersfield [CA] by the California All State Symphonic Band, conducted by the composer.  It is a short, dynamic work full of energy and spirit, with a melodic middle section and a spectacular ending. The composer does not try to hide his continental roots: several influences by some of the great European composers can be recognised.

Continental Overture has been recorded by the Danish Concert Band, conducted by Jørgen Jensen. (CD The Scandinavian Connection, Amstel Classics 9701)

1. Piccolo
4. Flutes I
4. Flutes II
2. Oboes I/II
1. English Horn (F)
2. Bassoons I/II
1. Eb Clarinet
6. Bb Clarinet I
6. Bb Clarinet II
6. Bb Clarinet III
1. Eb Alto Clarinet
1. Bb Bass Clarinet
2. Eb Alto Sax I
2. Eb Alto Sax II
2. Bb Tenor Sax
1. Eb Baritone Sax

3. F Horn I/III
3. F Horn II/IV
2. Bb Trumpet I
2. Bb Trumpet II
2. Bb Trumpet III
2. Bb Trumpet IV
2. Trombone I (C)
2. Trombone II (C)
2. Trombone III (C)
2. Baritone/Euphonium B.C. (C)
2. Baritone/Euphonium T.C. (Bb)
4. Basses (C)
1. String Bass
1. Timpani
4. Percussion I & II - S.D., B.D., Susp. Cym., 2 Cymb., Triangle, Tam-tam [Gong], Tom-tom, Tubular Bells
2. Percussion III - Bells, Vibraphone, Xylophone,
1. Harp

Additional Parts [for European countries only]
2. Eb Horn I/III
2. Eb Horn II/IV
2. Bb Trombone I (T.C. & B.C.)
2. Bb Trombone II  (T.C. & B.C.)
2. Bb Trombone III  (T.C. & B.C.)
2. Bb Baritone/Euph. (B.C.)
2. Eb Bass Tuba  (T.C. & B.C.)
3. Bb Bass Tuba (T.C. & B.C.)