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Whirlybird

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Todd Stalter

Todd Stalter


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: IV 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $78.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion (8 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This fast-paced, swirling vortex of sound, with swift melodies and grooving background rhythms, is woven together with changing time signatures and plentiful use of percussion. The slang term for helicopter, "whirlybird", is an aural impression of the whirling rotors and unique maneuvers that only a helicopter can accomplish, and gives every section of the band a chance to shine by featuring daring harmonic contrasts, swift woodwind runs, and bold scoring for brass.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Tennessee: IV


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Stalter, T. (2013). Whirlybird [score]. Alfred Music: [United States].