Four Fripperies for Band

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Four Fripperies for Band

Listen to MP3s:
Mvt. 1 "Afternoon Jaunt"
Mvt. 2 "Ripples on a Shimmering Pond"
Mvt. 3 "Comings & Goings"
Mvt. 4 "March Azure"

View score:
Mvt. 1 "Afternoon Jaunt"
Mvt. 2 "Ripples on a Shimmering Pond"
Mvt. 3 "Coming & Going"
Mvt. 4 "March Azure"
 

 

"Four Fripperies for Band" is an original composition by Mark Wolfram.

Defined as a showy or unnecessary ornament in architecture, dress or language, a frippery is also thought to be a tawdry or frivolous thing - and in this case, just plain FUN! These 4 short contrasting musical fripperies are aptly described by their titles: “Afternoon Jaunt” (a cosmopolitan trip around town - taking in the sights, smells and atmosphere of a vibrant city), “Ripples on a Shimmering Pond” (the waxing and waning of concentric circles and wind-blown ripples on a still pond - growing to a peak and then subsiding as bell-like musical touches embellish the dissipating descending lines - and ending with a peaceful calm), “Comings & Goings” (cartoon-like fervor with woodwinds and muted brass alternating contrasting angular phases - surging and pulsing in several diverse directions until capped off with a tutti ensemble shout), and “March Azure” (unexpected melodic and harmonic shifts between 6/8 and 2/4 march styles with recurring “bluesy” riffs that give a hint of jazz - culminating in a satisfying, full-voiced finish). Occasionally ostentatious and showy, this group of “fripperies” is also delightfully fun for both audiences and performers.

"Four Fripperies for Band" is a GRADE 4½-5 composition which has a duration of approximately 7:30.

A complete set of full-sized parts and a bound, transposed full score are included. Available only through this website from Sound Studio Publications. The instrumentation/parts distribution for each set is as follows:

4 - Flute 1
4 - Flute 2
1 - Piccolo
1 - Oboe 1
1 - Oboe 2
1 - English Horn
1 - Bassoon 1
1 - Bassoon 2
1 - Contrabassoon
1 - E-flat Clarinet
4 - B-flat Clarinet 1
4 - B-flat Clarinet 2
4 - B-flat Clarinet 3
2 - B-flat Bass Clarinet

1 - E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
1 - B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
2 - E-flat Alto Saxophone 1
2 - E-flat Alto Saxophone 2
1 - B-flat Tenor Saxophone
1 - E-flat Baritone Saxophone
1 - String Bass
3 - B-flat Trumpet 1
3 - B-flat Trumpet 2
3 - B-flat Trumpet 3
1 - French Horn in F 1
1 - French Horn in F 2
1 - French Horn in F 3
1 - French Horn in F 4

2 - Trombone 1
2 - Trombone 2
2 - Bass Trombone
2 - Euphoniums T.C.
2 - Euphoniums B.C.
4 - Tubas
1 - Timpani
3 - Mallets (Orchestra Bells,
                           Vibraphone & Xylophone)
1 - Percussion 1 (Snare Drum)
1 - Percussion 2 (Bass Drum)
3 - Percussion 3 (Suspended Cymbal,
                                      Crotales & Piatti)
 

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