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Spy Chase

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Brant Karrick

Brant Karrick

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 4:25
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Claves
  • Concert Tom
  • Congas (optional)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Hi-Hat
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Spy Chase evokes images of one's favorite secret agent who is about to embark upon a mission placed deep in the field of crime, espionage, and corruption -- and of course our hero will always have time for a little romance. The music will sound reminiscent by using familiar "spy chords," a minor triad with added sixth or raised seventh, and the trademark chromaticism associated with the composer's favorite spy movies.

The piece is structured in an ABA form with two main thematic ideas. Following a brief introduction, the primary theme is fast and exciting, in a minor key, and at times borrows notes from a blues scale. The theme is first stated in the trumpet, then, following a short transition, is passed to the woodwinds with the trumpets playing the theme in canon. A percussion interlude sets up the sultry second theme with a bossa nova feel. This section is followed by a return of the principal theme and a somewhat unique code.

Spy Chase was commissioned by the Muhlenberg North Middle School Bands, Greenville, Kentucky, Troy Stovall, Direction.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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