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Locrian Riffs

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Brett Abigaña

Brett Abigaña

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General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 5:35
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: World Projects
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
Flute I-II (II doubling Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Locrian Riffs is an homage to the women collectively known as “Rosie the Riveter.” Joe [Maj. Joseph Hanson, conductor, U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West] tells me that when they played the piece at the premiere, there were several of those women in the audience.

The piece is, as the title suggests, primarily in the Locrian mode, but draws on bebop lines and riffs in all parts to create a driving aggregate sound which is meant to be a factory coming to life. The factory breaks down twice (hence the trombone sirens), but manages to push through to the end. The piece also draws heavily on palindromic forms.

- Program Note from publisher

For the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Maj. Joseph Hanson, Commander and Conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • California State University Fresno Wind Orchestra (Gary P. Gilroy, conductor) - 7 October 2021

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