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Andrew David Perkins

Andrew David Perkins


Subtitle: Fanfare for Concert Band

The title is correctly written with an ending period: Clutch.


General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Apollo Studios
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $135.00; (digital) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $35.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
Contrabassoon (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet (optional)
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crotales
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals (3)
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibra-slap
  • Whip


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

I have visceral childhood memories of going to the Belle Isle Indy car races in Detroit with my Dad. The smell of high-octane racing fuel, burning rubber, domestic beer, feeling the scorching hot summer sun bouncing off the asphalt. The pitch-bending sounds of the Formula One cars screaming past us at insane speeds, the roar of the crowd at the checkered flag. Wildly dangerous, every boundary being tested, all for a chance at the winner's circle.

This competitive spirit inspired me to write a fanfare that pushes the boundaries of tempo, range & technical demand, and gives the conductor, performers, and listener a nice adrenaline rush too. I also wanted to push myself to write the most exciting wildly chaotic music I could imagine.

Fast. Loud. And a bit reckless.

- Program Note by composer


Commissioned by John Szczerowski and the Grand Ledge High School Wind Symphony. For my Dad, Lawrence William Perkins, a friend to all and aficionado of fast cars.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

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Media


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