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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Clarinet 1 in Bb
Clarinet 2 in Bb
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Trumpet 1 in Bb
Trumpet 2 in Bb
Horn in F
Euphonium / Baritone in Bb (BC and TC)
Percussion 1 (two players): Wood Block w/ hard mallets
Bass Drum (large)
Percussion 2 (one player): Tambourine w/ hand
Tom-Tom w/ heavy mallets
Wood Block w/ hard mallets
Percussion 3 (mallets): Xylophone w/ hard mallets
Additional transposed parts available:
- Horn in Eb
- Trombone 1 in Bb (TC)
- Trombone 1 in Bb (BC)
- Trombone 2 in Bb (TC)
- Trombone 2 in Bb (BC)
- Baritone in Bb (BC)
- Tuba in Bb (TC)
- Tuba in Bb (BC)
- Tuba in Eb (TC)
- Tuba in Eb (BC)
”Young Band” series from Norsk Noteservice can be played at any age, but have a smaller instrumentation than what is known as ”Concert Band” and “Symphonic Band”.
Characteristics for this series are:
• Simple structures that makes it playable for most bands.
• Range and technical difficulties are limited
• Parts that mostly are cross-cued and can be left out is: Bassoon, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone 2, Baritone Saxophone, Horn, Trombone 2, Mallet percussion, and Percussion 3.
• Most solos are cross-cued.
• The difficulties varies from grade 2 to 3.
|Theme/genre||Competition music, Norwegian music, Original music|
|Series||Noteservice Young Band Classics|
|Band catalogue||European Band catalogue 2016|