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Thunderbird

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Rob Grice

Rob Grice


Subtitle: A Mystic Legend


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Horn in F
Trombone I
Euphonium (or Trombone II)
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Gong
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-tom
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Using an array of colorful percussion instruments and modal harmonies, an exciting sound palate is created in this exhilarating composition. A Native American air brings the mythical thunderbird to life.

- Program Note excerpted from publisher


Commissioned by the Conrad Ball Middle School Bands, Leonard Kellogg, director, in commemoration of their honor "2005 Colorado Schools to Watch."

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JH/MS/ELEM BAND GROUP II
  • North Carolina: II
  • South Carolina: II
  • Tennessee: III


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