Firefly was composed by award-winning composer Simon Dobson (b.1981) to provide an entertaining up-tempo
concert work for community and youth bands. Composed in funk-rock style, and is based on the groove beat with which it opens. Dobson says, “Firefly was written as a break from my more serious music and as a ‘hat tip’ to the various types of beat orientated music I listen to.” It was first performed by Oslofjord Brass in Norway and in its wind version by Harmonie Shostakovich, Switzerland.
Duration: 5-6 minutes.
1 Eflat Sop. Cornet, Solo Cornets (4), Bflat Rep. Cornet (1), 2nd Bflat, Cornets (2), 3rd Bflat Cornets (2);
Flugel horn, Solo Eflat Horn, 1st Eflat Horn, 2nd Eflat Horn; 1st Bflat Bar., 1 2nd Bflat Bar., 1st Trombone, 2nd
Trombone, Bass Trombone; Bflat Euphoniums (2); Eflat Tubas (2); Bflat Tubas (2); 2 percussion