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Mixed Lydians

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Anthony R. Green

Anthony R. Green

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General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:00-8:00
Difficulty: II-III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Anthony R. Green
Cost: Score, recording and Parts (print) - $35.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00

Instrumentation (Open)

Open Instrumentation
Minimum (ideally) of 8 players (including auxiliary and mallet percussion), and otherwise not necessarily wind players.


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Mixed Lydians was composed collaboratively with the 2018/2019 students of the South High School (Minneapolis, Minn.) Symphonic Band. The enthusiasm of the symphonic band students led me to want to create an enthusiastic piece for them.

In our musical sessions, we discussed modes and consequently created a mode that mixes Lydian mode with Mixolydian mode (hence the title of the piece). Within this sound world, we improvised and created gestures that could work together and form the main material for the piece. Afterwards, we worked on framing the piece with an introduction and a coda, both of which -- in different ways -- make the sound world of this mixed mode clear (the intro by its establishment of a sonority, and the coda by its scalar repetitions). The result is a funky exploration that can interpreted in many different ways.

Big thanks to Mr. Eric Sayre, the students of the South High School Symphonic Band, the McKnight Foundation, and the American Composers Forum for being part of the creation and realization of this work.

- Program Note by composer

Performance Notes

While Mixed Lydians was composed specifically for a wind ensemble, this piece can work well with ensembles with a minimum (ideally) of eight players (including auxiliary and mallet percussion). Additionally, parts one through four can be freely repeated. In other words, a valid interpretation of this piece would be to play part one, then two, then three, then two, then three, then four, then one, then three, then two, etc … and end with part five.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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