Concerto Americana

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General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 15:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. 5:05
2. 5:30
3. 1:20
4. 3:20


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Program Notes

Concerto Americana is a duo concerto for clarinet and alto saxophone that is inspired by American dance music. The opening of the concerto features the soloists with cadenzas introducing the main material of the composition in a "showy" fashion with the first strike of a timpani roll, like the beginning of the Lawrence Welk Show. After a dreamy minimalist section, the Lawrence Welk influenced music ends in typical Champagne music fashion with a corp pop.

The second section of the concerto is inspired by space age/bachelor pad music, especially the music of Juan Garcia Esquivel. The dreamy, minimalist music returns which leads to the final section of the composition that is inspired by the modern subway dance music of Moon Hooch.

- Program Note from the Kansas State University Wind Ensemble concert program, 12 March 2016


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State Ratings

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