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Dinosaurs

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Daniel Bukvich

Daniel Bukvich


General Info

Year: 1991
Duration: c. 6:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Phoebus Publications Publications
Cost: Score & Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
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
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bass Maracas
  • Claves
  • Cymbal (3 suspended)
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Piano
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Stamping Tube
  • Timpani (4)
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Dinosaurs was written specifically for educational purposes in a realistic setting. It was commissioned by the Moscow Junior High band in Moscow, Idaho. The conductor, Dale Kleinert, requested a piece with rhythmical intensity, using some minimalism, singing, accessory instruments with the same kind of integrity and respect as traditional instruments, and challenging percussion parts. Bukvich went a step further, visiting the school and taking special note of some of the dilapidated percussion instruments. He utilized the unique timbre produced by the school's broken drums and featured it in the piece. While it is not a requirement for ensembles to break their drums in order to perform this work, a similar effect could be generated by purposely distorting the tuning of the heads and loosening tension rods around the drum.

- Program Notes by Susan G. Weaver


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Bukvich, D. (1991). Dinosaurs [score]. Phoebus Publications: Oshkosh, Wisc.
  • Daniel Bukvich website
  • McCrann, James P. "The Careers and Works of Emerging Composers of Music for the Wind-Band: Discussions with Jack Stamp, Thomas Duffy, Andrew Boysen, Jr. and Daniel Bukvich."
  • Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 146.