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Michael Schelle

Michael Schelle

General Info

Year: 1990
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: MMB Music
Cost: Score and Parts - On Request   |   Score Only - $21.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I -II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV

  • Bass Drum (horizonal and one with pedal)
  • Congas (2)
  • Cymbals (crash and large and small suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam) (large)
  • Maracas
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Spring Coil (large)
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A brief, light hearted (yet schizophrenic) work that rapidly trespasses through a frantic series of band and anti-band dream states. The title is drawn from the works' many atypical band sounds, techniques and effects...such as dangerously 'irregular' keys (B Major, F# minor, etc.), restless solos, slow, winding chromaticism and a brief, irreverent vocal reference to Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Illegal substances and exports, as might first be suggested by the title, are acknowledged only by a fleeting reference to Eliott Ness and The Untouchables in the closing moments of the piece

Commissioned by the Indiana University Band.


Program Note by Michael Schelle


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

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