“Dramatic Prelude” begins with a “dramatic” fanfare, which is followed by an easily accessible melody; a del segno takes you back to the “dramatic” fanfare and an ending as exciting as the beginning. This flexible arrangement allows ensembles to perform the work with as few as twelve musicians providing accessibility and flexibility for numerous instrumentation needs, while still allowing a full ensemble sound.

*The posted recording is based on the full band scoring but aligns with the suggested preferences for either woodwinds/strings or brass suggested in the score.

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