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Adventures of Kid Cam, the Rocketman!, The

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David Holsinger

David Holsinger


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: III 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle (2)
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Part of my life’s journey as a composer has included the Children’s Dances, and now, in the past several years, it has become rather necessary that I move on to the next generation. In 2005, I wrote Kaylen Dreaming for my first granddaughter, and now it’s time for several more movements to be added to the Grandkid Suite.

Niles and Lindsay’s son, Cameron Rex, is ALL BOY. He is the apple of his mother’s eye and “pay-back” for his father! He is like every other youngster exploring the world, but his biggest obsession is ANYTHING that flies – Be it airplane, helicopter, or . . . super hero! So it seemed appropriate, at least at this juncture in life, to give the boy his own Theme Music. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s KID CAM, THE ROCKETMAN! (And now you know who was one of my heroes growing up . . . )

-Program Note by composer


This thrilling work provides a soundtrack to accompany images of a superhero in flight. The second work in Holsinger’s Grandkid Suite, this piece is inspired by his the composer’s grandson and his fascination with anything that flies. Following a dramatic opening section, driving eighth-note triplet figures and sweeping sixteenth-note lines in the upper woodwinds set the stage for the super-hero, who takes flight as a heroic melody is boldly stated by the trumpets. The hero’s flight continues through occasional meters changes, a variety of textures, and a calming middle section before vigorously moving to an exciting conclusion.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist, August 2014, p. 44


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