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Aggressivo

From Wind Repertory Project
Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III
Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon
Low Reeds/Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Hi-Hat
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Based on two rhythmic motifs, this tightly-knit composition is aggressively exciting from start to finish. Adding to the excitement are the composer's brilliant, driving percussion writing and a creative use of dissonance. This is great young band writing in the composer's tradition of Pandora, Afterburn, and Adrenaline Engines that will totally engage and thrill your students!

-Program Note by Grand Mesa Music


Aggressivo is a piece intended for young band that explores aggressive rhythmic patterns and musical expression. The piece begins and is centered around a two measure motive that is heard in melodic, accompaniment, ostinato, and fragmented forms throughout the piece. A secondary, chromatic and dissonant idea is introduced in the middle of the piece. This encourages young players to embrace dissonance and learn more about chromatic/alternate fingerings. The piece culminates with both main ideas battling against one another before the final resolution.

- Program Note by Grisham Middle School Honors Band concert program 19 December 2013


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

None discovered thus far.