Hounds of Spring - Concert Band

Catalog: 00006829

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The Hounds of Spring
(A Concert Overture for Winds)

This extraordinary work has been a staple of the concert band repertoire for many years, and it is found on many state lists. 

The poem, "The Hounds of Spring," is a recreation in modern English verse of an ancient Greek tragedy, which appeared in print in 1865, when the poet Algernon C. Swinburne was 28 years old.  It made the poet literally an overnight success. 

The Hounds of Spring was commissioned by, and is dedicated to, the John L. Forster Secondary School Symphonic Band of Windsor, Ontario, and its director, Gerald A. N. Brown  The first performance took place in Windsor in May of 1980, by the aforementioned group, under the direction of the composer Alfred Reed.

Instrumentation:  Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon, Contrabassoon, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Horns, Trumpets, Cornets, Trombones, Baritones, Tuba, String Bass, Timpani, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Bells, Triangle, Cymbals.

Includes score and parts

Publisher: Marks Music
Composer/Author: Reed, Alfred
Catalog Number: 00006829