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Gadget

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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 3:49
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute/Oboe
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium/Bassoon (opt. Trombone II)
Tuba/Low Reeds
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • Cowbell (optional)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block (2)
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A gadget is a small technological object, considered to be more unusually or cleverly designed than normal technology at the time of their invention. The piece Gadget captures in music such a device. The motives and rhythms are meant to mimic the electronic nature and blinking lights of a shiny new gadget on display. This piece is also a celebration and tribute to the creativity that all artists and scientists employ in their work.

- Program note by Cinco Rancho Junior High School Honors Band


Intriguing sound effects from the percussion section bring this dynamic piece to life. The winds provide energy with contrasting melodic and rhythmic lines, creating tension through dissonance. Sure to be a concert favorite, especially for those who are mechanically minded.

-Program note from publisher


Commercial Discography


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State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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