Mark Wolfram's "Sonoran Fiesta Overture" (for Concert Band) was commissioned by the Green Valley Concert Band of Green Valley, Arizona. Conductor Dr. John Snavely asked Mr. Wolfram to write a composition to honor the band's late timpanist Peg Bowden and her husband Lester Weil. The premiere will be on January 21, 2024 at 3:00pm at the Sahuartia District Auditorium.
The piece has a strong overture-type opening and moves into an energetic march-type feel. After a step-out solo from the timpani and percussion the work is peppered with Mexican musical influences. The overall takeaway is that of an exciting fiesta - complete with a big ending to bring it home!
"Sonoran Fiesta Overture" (for Concert Band) would make a great opener or closer for any group. It is a GRADE 5 composition which has a duration of approximately 4:52.
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: