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Data Drive

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Frank McKinney

Frank McKinney

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Minimalism is a style of music that developed in the 1960s which uses simple repeated rhythms and patterns of musical notes. Data Drive is based on a simple chord progression and an on/off rhythmic motif. As the "data" is entered and saved, the patterns evolve and grow. All, of course, to that steady beat that just will not quit.

- Program Note from score

This interesting work uses minimalism, a compositional style developed in the 1960s and characterized by the use of limited musical materials. Composers Philip Glass and later John Adams have been recognized as proponents in this approach. The work begins with a short recurring rhythmic pattern set in alternating and meters and marked "Allegro." As the work unfolds, new ideas are introduced. These ideas evolve and grow, but the tempo remains the same throughout. The work employs frequent repetitions of these short musical ideas and of motifs, combining them in varied ways to create its unique contrapuntal texture.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist

Commercial Discography

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