Suitable for Pops concerts.  Duration 5 minutes, 45 seconds.  See orchestration.   See Printable Documents.  See performances.

About Celebrations

"Celebrations" is a jazzy, upbeat overture for symphony orchestra that employs the use of jazz solos.  If your orchestra has no soloists comfortable with improvisation, a written jazzy duet has been included in the trumpet and trombone parts.


One of Jim's first works, the title and dedication celebrates the birth of his first child, David, who is now grown up.  The mood of the piece is indeed joyous and uplifting, a very fun piece to perform.


1 Piccolo

2 Bassoons

2 Flutes

4 French Horns in F

2 Oboes

3 Trumpets in C

1 English Horn

2 Tenor Trombones

2 Bb Clarinets

1 Bass Trombone

2 Percussion

1 Timpani

1 Electric Bass

1 Piano (optional)

1 Harp (optional)

1 Drum Set


Violin I
Violin II




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Celebrations has been performed by the Indianapolis, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Lancaster, PA, Cincinnati, Muncie, and Delaware symphony orchestras.