Tuesday Night Overture – Notes from the Composer

Tuesday Night Overture by Arthur Breur. Performed by the Tualatin Valley Community Band on December 2, 2018.


This piece is named for the Tualatin Valley Community Band’s weekly Tuesday night rehearsals, and is based on melodies derived from names and dates significant to the Band.

A technique I use to come up with ideas for melodies is to write the letters of a word or name out as musical notes. The scale goes A through G, but re-using each note for other letters of the alphabet, as shown below, provides a note for every letter.

The AHOV Grid