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Tyrannosaurus Rex

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Ferrer Ferran

Ferrer Ferran


Subtitle: Symphonic Episode for Symphonic Band


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica et Orbi
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The dreaded “tyrant lizard,” the king of all dinosaurs, lived between 67 and 65 million years ago. It is one of the largest known land predators, measuring up to 12.8 meters long, 4 meters high and weighing 6-10 tons, and was the largest carnivore in its environment.

This work was intended to indicate the violence, rudeness, and grandeur of the dinosaur with aggressive and effusive motion, but whose actions were justified by the very law of survival. The piece is dark, daring, and full of tension until the very last moment to relieve the listeners of despair.

This composition belongs to the Bestiarium Suite, one suite comprising nine movements and each composed by a different composer. It was released on March 15, 2013, in the Paul Tibón Theatre in Medellin (Columbia) by the Youth Symphonic Band Network Music Schools of Medellin, directed by Frank de Vuyst.

It will be a dark audacious movement where I’ll try to keep tension and guide it to the end, so that the listener after their 3-5 minutes of despair, have this need to encourage and achieve completion feeling the adrenaline at the end, make you cry spirit.

Program Note translated and adapted from note by composer


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • University of Maryland (College Park) Wind Ensemble (Andrea Brown, conductor) - 14 March 2022


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Sonatur (Flex instrumentation) (2016)


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