Andante for Band (In Memoriam)
About this work:
World premiered on November 3, 1989, at the New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, L.I., New York, by The American Concert Band, Dr. Kirby Jolly conducting. It was first performed in Manhattan at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park by the Goldman Memorial Band on July 21, 1991, Gene Young conducting. Allan Kozinn wrote that "the works composed with concert band in mind included a lovely Andante in a richly chromatic Wagnerian idiom by Douglas Townsend." (NYTimes July 23, 1991) Most recently performed on May 27, 2007 (Memorial Day Concert), by the Allentown Band, Ronald Demkee, conducting, at the Springhouse School, in Allentown, PA.
Year composed: 1989
Ensemble type: Band:Concert band
Instrumentation: 1 Piccolo, 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 1 Eb Clarinet, 3 Clarinet, 1 Alto Clarinet, 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Alto Saxophone, 1 Tenor Saxophone, 1 Baritone Saxophone, 4 Horn in F, 3 Trumpet, 3 Trombone, 1 Tuba, 1 Euphonium/Tenor Tuba, 2 Timpani, 1 Percussion (General)