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Geometrics I

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Martin Mailman

Martin Mailman


General Info

Year: 1967
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00 (print)   |   Score Only - $16.00 (print)


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Cornet I-II-III
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

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Program Notes

Geometrics No. 1 for Symphonic Band was composed as part of the Music Educators National Conference - Ford Foundation Contemporary Music Project, which placed composers in regular contact with public school music programs. Dr. Mailman composed a total of five "Geometrics" for band during his career. This primary installment was written in the Spring of 1961 in Jacksonville, Florida. As the title suggests, Geometrics is decidedly angular, featuring laconic glimpses of time and space. A brief haunting melody in the woodwinds allows a fleeting contrast to the intense unison figures. Transparent alignment, incessant repeated rhythms, and clusters of dissonance define the piece.


-Program Note by John P. Schnettler


Commercial Discography

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Audio


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Resources

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