Overture in a Classical Style (2018, rev. 2021)

for Orchestra

Composed February 2018, rev. 2021

9 Minutes

*First prize winner of the Heartland Symphony Orchestra's 2019-2020 composition contest

Premiere: Heartland Symphony Orchestra; Ryan Webber conducting – December 2, 2021


Scoring: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Timpani, Strings


Program Note:

This piece is a concert overture for orchestra that pays tribute to the style of 18th century classical overtures, such as those that would' ve been written by Haydn or Mozart, but asks the question: What would they have written in the 21st century? The composition contains all sorts of surprises, including unpredictable time signatures (resulting in a not so steady feel) and creative orchestration.

-Quinn Mason

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