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Scott McAllister

Scott McAllister

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General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 16:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Lydmusic
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $350.00


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Program Notes

The composer says the following about his new work:

Much like breakdancing was a benchmark of inner-city culture in the ‘80s, a dance movement called krumping is creating its own subculture among teens in Los Angeles neighborhoods such as Compton, South Central and Watts. Informed equally by hip-hop, African tribal rituals, pantomime and martial arts, krumping is a frenetic, hyper fast-paced dancing style. Dancers gather in school grounds, parking lots, and yards to perform and “battle dance” each other; participants are typically vocal opponents of violence, thus making the krumping scene an alternative to the gang wars that plague the areas where krumping is popular. Theatrical face paint is also worn by the dancers, which gives krumping its other moniker, “clowning.”

Krump is an acronym for "Kingdom Radically Uplifted Mighty Praise". It is a dance form that was pioneered by Tight Eyez and Lil' C along with a group of others, namely Big Mijo, Slayer and Hurricane. It is an aggressive and spiritual form of dance with Christian roots. Its movements include Chest Pops, Stomps, Armswings, Syncs, Puzzles, Bangs and Kill-Offs. There are supposedly three levels to krumping: Krump, Buckness and Ampness.

This work is inspired by krumping. Fast and fiery music is juxtaposed with free, hymn-like, ethereal slow sections, while instrumental groups and soloists in the ensemble get a chance to “krump,” emulating the energy and passion of this dance.

On 14 October 2007 the Pacific Lutheran University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Edwin Powell, presented the world premier of Krump by Scott McAllister. This new work was commissioned by a consortium of 10 universities.

- Program Note from CBDNA Report, Fall 2007


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: V
  • Texas: V. Complete


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  • Messiah University (Mechanicsburg, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (James Colonna, conductor) - 13 November 2020
  • Central Connecticut State University (New Britain) Wind Ensemble (Robert Schwartz, conductor) – 4 December 2019
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor) – 10 September 2019
  • McGill University (Montreal, Que.) Wind Orchestra (Alain Cazes, conductor) – 5 April 2019
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, Concert Band (Ray Stewart, conductor) – 8 November 2018
  • University of Texas San Antonio Wind Ensemble (John Zarco, conductor) – 18 October 2018
  • Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Timothy Robblee, conductor) – 17 September 2016
  • University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) Wind Orchestra (Elizabeth B. Peterson, conductor) – 3 May 2016
  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City) Wind Ensemble (Scott Hagen, conductor) – 11 March 2010 (CBDNA 2010 Western/Northwestern Division Conference (Reno, Nev.)

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