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Syncopated Clock, The (arr Lang)

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Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson (arr. Philip J. Lang)


General Info

Year: 1946 / 1948
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Mills Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above..


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Drums, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cowbell
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Wind Whistle
  • Wood Blocks (2)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Two differently pitched woodblocks wonderfully mimic the sound of a ticking clock throughout the piece. By establishing a perfectly regular "tick-tock" at the opening, it draws attention to brief moments of syncopation that occur; creating a whimsical and comic effect that reflects the composer's sense of humor.

- Program Note from publisher


Media

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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Jennifer Martin, conductor) – 7 July 2015


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Anderson, L.; Lang, P. (1946). The Syncopated Clock [score]. Mills Music: New York.
  • Leroy Anderson website Accessed 14 May 2021