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Panic!

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Michael Mikulka

Michael Mikulka


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Michael Mikulka
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00; (digital) - $40.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Panic! is a short, aggressive, and rhythmically driven fanfare. The title is derived from the final book of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

The hitchhiker's guide is a symbol of comfort throughout the series. At a pivotal point, one of the main characters is unexpectedly faced with a new version of the guide, and his reaction sets off one final exciting and intense series of events:

It was circular and black and about the size of a small side plate. Its top and its bottom were smoothly convex so that it resembled a small lightweight throwing discus. Its surfaces seemed to be completely smooth, unbroken and featureless. It was doing nothing.

Then Ford noticed that there was something written on it. Strange. There hadn't been anything written on it a moment agoand now suddenly there was. There just didn't seem to have been any observable transition between the two states. All it said, in small, alarming letters, was a single word:

Panic.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


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Works for Winds by this Composer


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