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
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
- Crash Cymbals
None discovered thus far.
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
- MusicFest Canada: B300
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Works for Winds by This Composer
- Composition en rouge, bleu et jaune (2019
- Pop! (2018)
- The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 438.
- Perusal score
- Tawnie Olson website Accessed 9 March 2021