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Rock Solid (flex)

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Scott Watson

Scott Watson


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • C Instruments TC (High)
  • C Instruments TC (Low)
  • C Instruments BC
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments

Part 2

  • C Instruments TC
  • C Instruments BC
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments

Part 3

  • C Instruments TC
  • C Instruments BC
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments

Part 4

  • C Instruments BC (High)
  • C Instruments BC (Low)
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments

Piano (optional)
Timpani
Percussion (7 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells (optional)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Scott Watson's original composition features a moderate rock feel and gritty, dissonant harmonies that combine to portray the sound of industry -- work gangs laboring with machinery whirring, clanging, grinding, and banging, along with several vocal shouts from the band and a factory whistle.

- Program Note from score


Rock Solid was commissioned by the Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Education Foundation, Northampton, Pennsylvania, for the Northampton Area Middle School and High School Bands, Connor Barz and James Sansone, director, in tribute to the men and women whose labors in the Northampton cement industry built a town while establishing Northampton, Pennsylvania, as the "cement capital of the world."

- Program Note from score


Performance Notes

With homogeneous instrument use, there will be crossed voices, so be sure that students adjust dynamics so the melody is always heard. In an effort to support completely flexible instrumentation, the following editorial accommodations are included to address potential Challenges.

Where appropriate, some parts may have multiple notes. However, they will not be marked div. When this occurs, assign the most appropriate notes for your students.


Commercial Discography

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