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Fireworks

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Gregory Youtz

Gregory Youtz


General Info

Year: 1987
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music Publisher
Cost: Score & Parts - $110.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Piano
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bongos
  • Castanets
  • Cowbells (high and low)
  • Cymbals (suspended (high and low)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Hi-hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-toms (4)
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Fireworks was written in 1987-88 on a commission from the Wisconsin College Band Directors Association.

The composer writes the following about the work: "I have always been fascinated with the wild flamboyance of a jazz or rock drum solo and in this piece I treat the entire wind ensemble as a giant drumset. The driving force is rhythm, passed back and forth in imitation between the winds and percussion. Moments of quiet melody and color interject, but are always overwhelmed by the recurrence of the rhythmic motive. The main musical device is the triad, bounced around in parallel motion creating an unpredictable yet bright and familiar harmonic palette. Climax succeeds climax until the final, good natured, very noisy ending."


Program Note from Printed Score


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State Ratings

  • Florida: VI


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