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G-Spot Tornado

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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa (arr. Andrew Anderson)

General Info

Year: 1986 / 2020
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Synclavier
Publisher: Andrew Anderson
Cost: Score and Parts - Contact Andrew Anderson


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Bass Trombone
Electric Bass
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • China Cymbals
  • Concert Tom
  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Temple Blocks
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This chamber setting was created at the request of Dr. Joseph Missal for musicians of the Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble, utilizing his requested instrumentation and written to accommodate COVID-19 ensemble size restrictions.

- Program Note by arranger

G-Spot Tornado is a piece of programmed Synclavier DMS music written by American musician Frank Zappa, released in 1986 on his instrumental album Jazz from Hell.

Zappa thought that the composition was so difficult to play that it could not possibly be performed by a human. Therefore, he initially recorded the song using a Synclavier DMS. Zappa was later proven wrong when the song was performed live on The Yellow Shark.

The composition was selected as one of the top ten favorites of subscribers to Zappa fanzine T'Mershi Duween.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) Wind Ensemble (Joseph Missal, conductor) - 17 April 2021
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Symphonic Band (Eric Allen, conductor) - 3 December 2020
  • University of Tulsa (Okla.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Anderson, conductor) – 17 November 2020
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Thomas Caneva, conductor) – 13 November 13, 2020
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Wind Symphony (Shanti Simon, conductor) – 27 September 2020 –*Premiere Performance*

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