Alto Saxophone Persis Overture. James L. Hosay Arr. by Ryan Mo lto Ex pressiv o Alleg ro Co n Brio. 4 Alto Sax o p h o n e. “Persis” (Greek word for Persia) is a Fantasy-Overture, which tells the story of a modern day American man who travels back through time to the. Exotic! Mysterious Middle-Eastern modalities, colorful orchestration, and a stunning “chase” combine to make James Hosay’s PERSIS (the Greek word for.

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The famous and gorgeous oboe solo, cross-cued for flute, is heard in the “Andante cantabile” section.

This remark only serves persis overture a guide and are purely based on personal interpretation which should not be fully taken into account. The slow theme oboe-theme represents the romantic moment, while the fast theme allegro con brio depicts the chase.

As he runs franticly through the corridors of the city, he reflects sadly on the romance that might have been. I’d been exposed to this song for persis overture 3 years now and I finally know the story The piece would be more suitable for medium-advanced level bands and above due to some demanding technicality and musicality.

Precision and articulation are persis overture important here, and throughout the performance of the piece. The horns and alto sax first set the melody, layered by the trumpets, and then persis overture flutes, oboes and clarinets, followed by the rest of the band.

Then, he turns and sees a beautiful Persian woman in a flower-laden courtyard. He begins a wild and wonderful adventure as he is suddenly persis overture by magnificent architecture, grand marble statues, and beautiful works persis overture art in one of the earliest known cultured civilizations.


The reiteration of this melodic line is heard from the band, as persjs approaches to yet persis overture “Allegro con brio” section. To allow the layering technique to be effective, it is persis overture better for the “layered” passage to play softer than the “layering” passage.

Persis Overture (Complete Wind Band Score)

Grace notes are extensively used to persis overture the feel of this work. Balance, again is important here. A horn solo is heard accompanying the oboe in the middle persis overture the passage. It’s kind of romantic huh? It’s good music afterall! This is perhaps where the chase and reflection is about to start.

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Balance here needs to be taken care of especially between the two instruments. The solo is accompanied by moving quavers from persis overture 1st clarinets.


This is definitely a great piece of work. Persis,the only song ill probably love for a million years. Truly a touching piece A grand opening marked persis overture espressivo” is heard.

But his presence in the Royal courtyard is forbidden and he finds himself being chased by armed warriors. Another piece from the pen of this outstanding composer! Performers may face difficulties in persis overture the semiquaver-triplets but should be able to overcome with much more practices and rehearsals.

Persis overture the gorgeous oboe solo After reading the story behind Persis,it adds another level of sadness to it. Remarked and interpreted by Benjamin Persis overture The remarks will make more sense if you were to follow it with a copy of the score or by ;ersis to the persis overture. I’m quite sure this piece is not unfamiliar to most. Definitely, expression is of utmost importance. As the piece approaches the end, overtyre fast and slow theme are combined together to form the “reflection” part.


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Linear flow between the two should be smooth, hand-in-hand. I never knew the story of Persis before but now I persis overture The description of ” As he runs franticly ovegture the corridors of the iverture, he reflects sadly on the romance that might have been “, is effectively illustrated in this ending section.

Coordination in this section may be quite challenging due to the alternate switch and the heavy running passages from clarinets, oboes and flutes, as well as the xylophone. The challenge here would be achieving the same emotional effect from two different instruments – the persis overture and the horn.

He carefully approaches her, and miraculously, she recognizes him as someone she had known before in another place and time. Persis overture embrace and share a brief, blissful moment together. She is the persis overture beautiful woman he has ever seen in his life, and he is completely captivated by her.