Armand Russell: "Theme and Fantasia"
Theme and Fantasia
Born June 23, 1932, Seattle, Washington
Instrumentation: Symphonic Band
Duration: 8 minutes
The composer writes, “Theme and Fantasia is based on a simple and tranquil theme. The fantasia consists of a series of variant sections evolving from this main theme. In the first section, the variation is given to the high solo brass. In the sections following, the music becomes successively aggressive, vigorous, and expressive until the broad climactic ending is reached.”
Armand Russell, Theme and Fantasia
Central Michigan University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Norman C. Dietz.