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Steven Bryant

Steven Bryant

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Steven Bryant
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $90.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $25.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Keyboard (for electronic sounds)
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cowbell
  • Glockenspiel (optional)
  • Ratchet
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Shakers
  • Temple Blocks


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Coil began when I took a Tesla Motors Model S electric car for a test drive. It’s a fantastic car and a fascinating company, though I didn’t want to depict the drive itself in music. Instead, it provided the spark to explore the company’s namesake, inventor Nikola Tesla, and in particular the sonic possibilities of his famous Tesla Coils. These buzzing, intense sounds led to composing this groove-entrenched combination of the power of the symphonic band ensemble with abundant samples of actual Tesla Coils and other electrical sources. The samples may be played live by a keyboardist in the ensemble, or played as a pre-recorded track with a click track for the conductor.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the Bishop Ireton Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Garwood Whaley, Conductor Emeritus, Randall Eyles, Conductor, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Bishop Ireton High School.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Houston County High School (Warner Robins, Ga.) Symphonic Winds (Rebekah Daniel, conductor) - 16 May 2017
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) North Star Campus Band – 5 December 2016
  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock Wind Ensemble (Ken Goff, conductor) - October 5, 2016
  • Arkansas Winds (Farmington) Community Concert Band (Michael Ferguson, conductor; Davis Campbell, electronics) – 27 February 2016
  • Reagan High School (Pfafftown, N.C.) Wind Ensemble - 11 November 2015

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