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Manhattan Roll

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Robert Beaser

Robert Beaser


General Info

Year: 1998 / 2010
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Schott Music Distribution
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $69.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Harp
Synthesizer
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Anvil
  • Bongos (2)
  • Cabasa (2)
  • Claves
  • Cowbell (2)
  • Crash Cymbals (2)
  • Crotales
  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (high)
  • Guiro (regular and metal)
  • Hi-Hat
  • Maracas (low and high)
  • Marimba
  • Military Drum
  • Ratchet
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Snare Drum
  • Steel Pipes (4)
  • Suspended Cymbal (2)
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam (2)
  • Temple Blocks (2)
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wood Block (2)
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Already beloved in its original orchestral version which premiered at the New York Philharmonic in 1998, the new transcription of Manhattan Rolls offers a challenging, unique and engaging addition to the wind band repertoire, and the premiere performance was the highlight of the 2010 Midwest Band Clinic.

Beaser comments on the original version:

Manhattan Roll is rather atypical for me: it’s highly rhythmic, whereas my music tends to be more lyrical, though also dramatic and rhythmic up to a point. Here we have a piece that starts loud -- fast and raucous -- and displays strong syncopation, mixing vibrant Latin-inspired rhythms with more traditional rhythmic notation.

- Program Note from publisher


Commissioned in a consortium led by Steven D. Davis and the UMKC Conservatory Wind Symphony, 2010.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Beaser, R. (2010). Manhattan Roll: For Wind Ensemble [score]. Schott: New York.
  • Vondran, Shawn D. "Manhattan Roll." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 934-943. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.