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Critical Call

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JaRod Hall

JaRod Hall

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 2:04
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-toms


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Critical Call is a piece for developing band that explores the darker instrumental timbres available to students within their first two years of instruction. The melody uses scale degrees 9-1-1 as the primary motive, alluding to the United States' emergency telephone number. While the true motive is played by only bells, the clarinets and saxophones play a range-friendly version. The middle section is characterized by the aggressive addition of trumpets while building to a climactic phrase. The final section echoes the first section as the original melody comes back with its original accompaniment, but with the final push in the last few measures from the lower voices -- symbolizing the rush of adrenaline as someone picks up the phone...

- Program Note by composer


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