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Cut to the Chase

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Todd Stalter

Todd Stalter


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $52.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bells
  • Suspended cymbal
  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Police Whistle
  • Woodblock


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In popular jargon, the phrase “cut to the chase” means to get to the really interesting or important point, and leave out all that is unnecessary. It originated from early cinematic lore when silent films were full of romantic story lines that inevitably led to much more exciting and memorable chase sequences. In this work, the melodic fragments are tossed around the band to give the impression that everyone is being chased or chasing something. To pay homage to the phrase’s past, the frantic atmosphere stops for an obligatory inclusion of a slow, romantic chord progression with a soaring melody, and then the chase resumes, building to a rousing conclusion.

-Program note by publisher


Commercial Discography


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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


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Resources

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