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Alex Shapiro

Alex Shapiro


Subtitle: For Symphonic Wind Band and Pre-recorded Soundscape. From the three-movement suite, Immersion (2010)


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Activist Music LLC
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $150.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marching Bass Drums (5) (or Concert Bass Drums)
  • Marching Tenor Drums (5) (or Concert Toms)
  • Roto-Toms (3)
  • Suspended Cymbals (4)
  • Temple Bells
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

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Program Notes

Surface is a mini percussion concerto that reflects a harbor seal's dramatic lunchtime assault on a giant Pacific octopus, witnessed by the composer from her studio as she began writing this movement. A sudden explosion through the calm water revealed two animals flailing in battle one moment, then diving below to deceptive stillness … until the next violent eruption. The seal eventually won its meal, but not without the chaos of significant effort. In this habitat of life and struggle, every day brings a challenge.

- Program Note by composer


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