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Tawnie Olson

Tawnie Olson

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: American Composers Forum, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Claves
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Guiro
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Inspired by the ever-popular snack, Pop! is a grade 3 band piece by composer Tawnie Olson that imitates the sounds popping popcorn beginning with that first, single kernel to the exploding sounds of an overflowing pot. Through the use of imitation, additive processes, playful articulation, and the development of tune fragments, Olson crafted a piece that is relatable and great fun to play. Pop! also has an aleatoric passage that gives young performers the opportunity to co-compose by improvising sounds that suggest of pop of popcorn in the making.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the American Composers Forum. To Sue Oakley and the E.C. Adams 8th Grade Band.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • MusicFest Canada: B300


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