Interruptions

From Wind Repertory Project
Steven Bryant

Steven Bryant


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 3:19
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00  |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Brake Drum
  • Kick Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibra-slap
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Interruptions is a newer, shorter version of Bryant’s earlier work, Interruption Overture. The music begins with a lively melody in B-flat major over familiar, comfortable chord progressions, but it is soon punctuated by abrupt dissonance. The music quickly resumes in its original character, but these loud interruptions rudely reappear, and soon the piece takes abrupt turns through different tonalities. It finally settles into a four-on-the-floor groove, as the opening melody and the interruptive material learn to coexist, leading to a climactic conclusion.

-Program note by Rich Paluch for the Wheaton Municipal Band concert program, 22 December 2012


Commercial Discography


Media

Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Bryant, S. (2012). Interruptions: For Band [score]. Gorilla Salad Productions: [United States].
  • Steven Bryant website