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Mark Engebretson

Mark Engebretson

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General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 10:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: [ Effiny Music]
Cost: Score and Parts - $300.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
C Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Of course, a crossfade is what you use to make one take transition smoothly to the next when editing an audio or video recording. You could crossfade between two identical images, or slowly change from one idea into something entirely different. It’s also the way day fades into night, fades into day, fades into night ... or the way our conscious selves meld into our dreaming state. I didn’t know this, but crossfade could be one of a couple of (very different) bands, or a mixed-stimulus state of mind. It’s the way our attention shifts from one task to another, or the way one moment of history folds into the next. It seems to be the way evolution happens, as one species gives way to the next. It’s a process, a transition, the way you might find yourself at one time in Chicago, and sometime after that in New York, or the way a young person slowly grows up to become an adult.

The opposite is a hard cut, which one might also want to experience. But no matter how you get to where you are going, there are lots of details, crazy bugs, brushstrokes spot-on or errant, and sparkling effervescence bubbling along.

Crossfade was commissioned by Stephen Squires, director of the Wind Ensemble at Chicago College of Performing Arts. The premiere was October 24, 2017 in Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Chicago (Ill.) College of Performing Arts Wind Ensemble (Stephen Squires, conductor) – 25 October 2017 *Premiere Performance*

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