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Beyond the Break

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Karlin Greenstreet Love

Karlin Greenstreet Love

General Info

Year: 2010 / 2015
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: I+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - A$38.95


Full Score
Flute (div.)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet (div.)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone (div.)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet (div.)
Horn in F (div.)
Trombone (div.)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Flexatone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Rainstick
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone (or Bass Metallophone)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Beyond the Break was commissioned by Scotch Oakburn College Junior School, Launceston Tasmania. It incorporates technique exercises for each instrument within an extended soundscape. Most of the unusual sounds and effects have developmental value. Others, like bowing the glockenspiel are simply too cool to omit.

The piece is in three sections reflecting a beach experience: 1. Floating on the swell (out beyond where the waves break) 2. A dark shadow passes over the sea floor (a scary moment when imagination goes into overdrive) and 3. Whew! It was only my brother (relief and return to relaxation). It concludes with a free-time soundscape: memories and impressions of real and imagined experiences, drifting through an almost asleep mind, perhaps on the ride home.

- Program Note from publisher

Performance Notes

Rather than 1st and 2nd parts for instruments which an ensemble is likely to have several players, Beyond the Break has 'Essential' parts (necessary for the structure and harmony) and 'Tricky' parts (not necessary, but with more challenges), recognising that most bands have players with a range of experience and ambition.

The piece is flexibly scored, in that while few instruments cover the same part, many combinations will work. Thus each ensemble combination will cover different parts. Texturally, then, it is somewhat more complex than comparably graded repertoire.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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