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Daniel Montoya Jr

Daniel Montoya Jr

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General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Montoya Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


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Program Notes

Every young musician has a first music teacher. While this teacher doesn’t need to be a world-class master, it definitely helps to have someone tuned into kids who is able to instill in them a love of music-making. You need to have somebody to have faith in you and to make you believe you can do something fantastic. It is these teachers that Catalyst is written for and dedicated to.

Commissioned by Christopher Yee and the Cedar Park Winds, Catalyst is written to portray the growth and journey of a young musician. From the initial sparks of holding the instrument and playing notes, to the musical fireworks going off in the brain. Through the building of harmony, melody, and rhythm, the young musician grows to love music and the art form. Much like a first-year musician, the piece progresses from playing a few longer and slower notes, to shorter and faster notes and rhythms. And by the end, the musicians have a love in their heart and brain, and the only way they can show it to the world is through their instrument.

- Program Note from the Cedar Park Winds Community Band concert program, 20 December 2017


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