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Fireball!

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Beck

Brian Beck


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 1:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00 ; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Suspended Cymbal, High, Medium and Low
  • Taiko Drum or Floor Tom
  • Tom-Tom (2)
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

As the title of this engaging number suggests, this composition is an intense experience for young musicians. Scored at a brisk tempo with accessible ranges and lines of similar difficulty for each instrument, the piece will challenge students musically, rhythmically, and stylistically. With dramatic dynamic contrasts and interesting variations of texture, the piece provides directors with numerous opportunities to address concepts of balance and blend as well as the maintenance of proper tone and intonation during crescendos and decrescendos.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Beck, B. (2015). Fireball! [score]. Alfred: New York.
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.7 (2016): 58. Print
  • Perusal score.