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Downtown Dash

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Nathan Daughtrey

Nathan Daughtrey

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Bassoon (optional)
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 I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Downtown Dash is meant to depict a brisk 5K road race (3.1 miles) through the city streets surrounded by towering skyscrapers. The runners are all assembled behind the starting line, anxiously awaiting the horn or gun to go off. Because there are so many runners, even after the race starts, no one is able to move very quickly until the pack thins out. Each of the three miles in the race has its own musical character. During the first mile you are finally able to settle into your own comfortable stride. You start to pick up the pace a bit during mile two as the music moves into 3/4 time. During mile three, fatigue is starting to set in as you pick up the pace even more, depicted by the low brass taking over and moving the key into D minor. As you reach the last tenth of a mile, the finish line is now in your sights, so you break into an all-out sprint to the finish.

- Program Note from publisher


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  • Daughtrey, N. (2009). Downtown Dash [score]. C. Alan Publications: Greensboro, N.C.
  • Nathan Daughtrey website Accessed 21 May 2019