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MetaMarch

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Steven Bryant

Steven Bryant


This work is the third movement of Bryant's Parody Suite.


General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Gorilla Salad/Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone


Errata

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Program Notes

MetaMarch was the third (after Chester Leaps In and ImPercynations, but before Suite Dreams) of my Parody Suite pieces that quote and rework familiar themes from popular works for band. I wanted to create a “march movement” for the Parody Suite, so I chose three familiar marches, Americans We, Liberty Bell March, and National Emblem March, as source material, and ended up weaving in fragments from Chester Leaps In and ImPercynations to further round out the post-modern, self-referential nature of the piece, all tied together in a (mostly) straightforward march. While including all these various warped quotes, I wanted this piece to still sound like a march. Above all, it’s intended to be humorous – I hope it brings you a smile!

Special thanks to William Berz and the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band for commissioning this work.

- Program Note by composer


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Performances

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  • University of California, Los Angeles, Symphonic Band (Travis J. Cross, conductor) – 30 May 2018
  • Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, Va.) Concert Band (Alan Johnson, conductor) - 2 March 2017
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Symphony Band (Dennis W. Fisher, conductor) – 9 February 2016
  • West Chester (Penn.) University Wind Symphony (M. Gregory Martin, conductor) – 15 November 2015
  • Silver Creek High School Symphonic Band - Spring 2014
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (James Chesebrough, conductor) - 19 April 2012


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