How do you experience the final thrilling minutes of a chess game when your opponent has taken the upper hand? And how does it actually feel being beaten checkmate? This piece gives you the answers!
Playing time: appx. 5 min
To the conductor:
There are challenges in use of dynamics, articulation, intensity and gradually increasing tempo. Dissonances are present several places, but the voice leading is diatonic and often in repeating patterns. The whole piece is based on one single scale: Bb major scale with augmented fourth and minor seventh. It is notated as a concert Bb major scale with two accidentals. Feel free to use it during warm-up!
HANS OFFERDAL (1971)
Hans Offerdal holds degrees in music theory and composition from The Norwegian State Academy of Music, The University of Oslo, Kingston University London, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently a professional composer, arranger and conductor, he also teaches at The State Academy and Barratt Due Music Institute. With experience ranging from professional recording musicians in Hollywood to school bands in Oslo, he is an active contributor at Norsk Noteservice as with music for various ensembles at various levels.
SOUND SAMPLE RECORDED BY NOTESERVICE WIND ENSEMBLE, CONDUCTED BY TROND MADSEN
Full recording available on "Tognum Power - New Music for Concert Band - Demo Tracks 2016-2017"
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|Format||Score and parts|
|Theme/genre||Competition music, Norwegian music, Original music|
|Series||Noteservice Young Brass Band|
|Band catalogue||European Band catalogue 2016|