Gala XXV: A Symphonic Overture
Commissioned by the California Band Directors Association to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the All-State Honor Band. The premiere performance was on February 21, 1982 in Hayward, California. Claude T. Smith was conducting. This work presents two principal themes which develop with the use of varying accompaniments, ensemble timbres, rhythmic techniques and solo passages. This jubilant composition is very challenging and powerful in contest use.