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Adrenaline City

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Adam Gorb

Adam Gorb

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 8:15
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Studio Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $140.25   |   Score Only (print) - $31.25


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Double Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass (or Bass Guitar)
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Adrenaline City is a concert overture inspired by both the stress and vibrancy of 21st century city life. Composed in 2006, it was premiered by the West Point Band on March 3, 2006, at West Point, New York.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

A concert overture, inspired by both the stress and vibrancy of twenty-first century life. The harsh and dissonant opening passage is contrasted by a mellow second subject theme in the saxophones. The percussion come to the fore in the middle section, and, at the close of the work then harmonic tension reaches an exhilarating breaking point before resolving on the tonal centre of A.

- Program Note by publisher

I am deeply indebted to Steve Grimo of the U.S. Air Force Academy Band for getting this project together. The bands involved in the commissioning of Adrenaline City include:

The USAF Academy Band, Lt Col Steven Grimo, Commander The US Military Academy Band, LTC Timothy J. Holtan, Commander USAF Band of Flight, Lt Col Alan Sierichs, Commander USAF Band of Liberty, Lt Col Larry Lang, Commander USAF Heritage of America Band, Maj Douglas Monroe, Commander USAF Band of the Golden West, Capt Michael Mench, Commander USAF Band of Mid America, Capt Donald Schofield, Commander

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Tennessee: VI


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