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Epic Bacon Funk

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Benjamin Dean Taylor

Benjamin Dean Taylor

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: III (see ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Benjamin Dean Taylor
Cost: Score and Parts (pdf) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
Solo Alto Saxophone
Flute I-II
Clarinet in Bb I-II
Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet in Bb I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII-VIII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Shaker
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Toms (3)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

As an American people, perhaps nothing unifies us more than our shared love of bacon. Our culture is epically obsessed with it! In fact, the average American eats 18 pounds of bacon per year. It fascinates me that bacon has progressed from being an occasional addition to scrambled eggs or burgers or salads or a BLT to now being found everywhere! Bacon donuts, bacon potato chips, bacon ice cream, chocolate covered bacon, even bacon flavored soda. Oreos has a bacon cream filling flavor and you can even find bacon flavored toothpaste and dental floss. The solo alto saxophone in this work is like the bacon - sometimes smooth and greasy, and other times crisp and crunchy - always asserting itself on top of whatever entree the ensemble is dishing up. I love bacon and yet I feel a tinge of guilt every time I eat it. We all know it isn't healthy for us! And so epic bacon funk enthusiastically celebrates and humorously questions America's love of bacon.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by Samuel Fritz, director, Center Grove Middle School Central Band.

- Program Note from score


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