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Electricity (Josephson)

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Louis A. Josephson

Louis A. Josephson

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00; (digital) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe 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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Egg Shaker
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This pulsating composition, written when the composer was still in high school, transforms attributes of electricity into musical sounds. Reverberating ostinatos represent crackling bursts of current while intricate moving lines of woodwinds and mallet percussion reflect the rapid motion of electrons darting about. Adding to the effect are intense lightning strikes provided by thick, explosive low brass chords with percussion generating sounds of electrical energy throughout.

- Program Note from publisher


  • Associations of Concert Bands Composition Competition, 2016-17, winner


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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