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Bang 2

From Wind Repertory Project
Peter Meechan

Peter Meechan


General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G and M Brand - British Music Publishers
Cost: Score & Parts - $115.00   |   Score Only - $18.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cowbell
  • Cymbals (suspended)
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

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Program Notes

Bang 2 has two closely related reference points for its title. A quotation from the legendary British sprinter, Linford Christie, was the initial starting point for the piece. Christie used to say that he started his races not merely at the "bang" of the starting pistol, but at "The B of the Bang".

"B of the Bang" is also the name of a prominent sculpture (again, name after the Christie quote) in the composer's home city, Manchester, England. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, it is the tallest self-supporting sculpture in the United Kingdom and was constructed close to the City of Manchester Stadium in order to commemorate the success of the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

The work is dedicated to Mark Scatterday and was premiered by the Eastman Wind Orchestra.


Program Note by Peter Meechan


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