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Moving at the Speed of Sound (flex)

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Mark Lortz

Mark Lortz

General Info

Year: 2014 / 2020
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Oboe (optional Flute II)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I/B-flat Trumpet I
B-flat Soprano Clarinet II/B-flat Trumpet II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II (II optional)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone Horn in F
Euphonium (optional Trombone II )
Percussion I-III, including:

  • Bass Drum (or Drum Set)
  • Bells
  • Gong
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Rousing brass motives, dynamic woodwind flourishes and active percussion ignite in an explosive concert opening statement. Beginning quietly, the action quickly accelerates and builds into a spinning sonic dynamo that truly befits the title. Though technical demands are kept at a very playable level, active parts in every section drive the music forward while occasional time signature changes dart and weave throughout this musical thrill ride.

- Program Note by publisher

Written for the 2014 Harford All County Band (Harford County, Mary.), Moving at the Speed of Sound takes the audience and the performers on a musical roller coaster ride. Minimalist rhythmic ostinatos, woodwind flourishes, energetic brass motives and driving percussion create a feeling of spatial highs and lows.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

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