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Mouvement Frenetique

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Jonathan Dagenais

Jonathan Dagenais

General Info

Year: 2018 / 2020
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00; (digital) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II (doubling Piccolo)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Mouvement Frénétique is a short, dynamic, frenetic, and rhythmic flight of fancy composed for the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Harmonie Frenette for École secondaire Émillien-Frenette in Saint-Jérôme, QC. Based on a simple motif of four notes that are repeated, varied and developed throughout the movement, the piece is a stirring tribute to this music program and teacher, Michel Saint-Amant, who inspired the composer to become a conductor/composer/educator through his expression of artistic and human values.

Composed with a minimalist musical aesthetic, several musical elements are integrated that represent the composer’s musical journey. These include his training in classical percussion, rhythmic contrast, and groove and a broad mix of colors influenced by Stravinsky, Bernstein, Shostakovich, Adams, Uematsu, and the UK’s Genesis. The piece takes place almost entirely in the Lydian scale.

Following a brief introduction presenting the four-note motif, the piece makes a brief tip of the hat to the harmonic musical language of the '90s. It then switches to a central section with more charged harmonies, a number of dissonant extensions, and a greater complexity of sequences. This piece concludes with a final section that revisits the main musical motif in a grandiose style, attempting to communicate all the beauty and passion of discovering, learning, and performing music within a large musical ensemble.

- Program Note from score

Written in 2018 for the 30th anniversary of the Fennette Wind Band from Saint-Jerôme High School, Mouvement Frénétique is a five-minute, dynamic and frenetic rhythmic work. It is based on a simple motif of four notes that are repeated, varied and developed throughout the movement. Composed in a minimalist musical aesthetic, the subtle use of rhythmic percussion, mixtures of orchestral colors and the Lydian mode add complexity and energy to the piece.

- Program Note from WASBE


State Ratings

  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • MusicFest Canada: B500


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Illinois Valley Community College (Oglesby, Ill.) Wind Ensemble (Phil Whaley, conductor) - 2 March 2023
  • University of Alberta (Edmonton, Can.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Angela Schroeder, conductor) - 18 November 2022

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