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Catalyst (Romeyn)

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Rob Romeyn

Rob Romeyn

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 5:25
Difficulty: III-IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $84.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Sax I
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (large)
  • Handbells
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Driving rhythms, contemporary harmonies, stark contrasts, and multi-meter are the “catalyst” for excitement and intrigue in this epic programmatic work by Rob Romeyn. We begin with an explosion of rhythmic energy and motion. From here, an intriguing melodic theme is introduced amid a lighter texture. As the music develops, this melodic theme is expanded upon rhythmically and through a variety of harmonic variations.

A secondary theme enters with a light and almost transparent quality, offering an opportunity to showcase expressive musicality in a mature setting. Further development then ensues, with the music growing ever stronger and stronger, with the emotion practically leaping off of the page. We end with a hair-raising contemporary sounding that is sure to have your audience on their feet.

- Program Note from publisher

Catalyst is an exciting contemporary composition for concert band. Much like a catalyst in a chemical reaction, the music builds in excitement and increases in intensity through the use of driving rhythms, unusual harmonies, changing meters, and intriguing themes.

- Program Note from score


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