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Performance Notes

3/3/21
The conductor's score provides some tips from the composer, Richard Saucedo:

This work provides a great vehicle for your students to experience the feel of 5/4. Point out to your players that the 5/4 bars are usually broken up into 3+2. The piano part is not required, but adds a great color to the overall score. If you can find a willing pianist in your group, or somewhere in your building, by all means, use him or her!

Depending on the size of your group, don't be afraid to soften certain dynamic markings in the accompaniment, in order to make sure that all the melodic material is heard clearly, especially when the melody is in the woodwinds. In measure 58, make sure the "random rhythms" in flute and mallets sound relaxed and unhurried. This effect should always remain in the background behind the woodwind melody. Don't be afraid to let the build into measure 86 be as dramatic as possible!

Be careful not to play the up-tempo sections too quickly so that the 5/4 measures sound un-natural and the rhythms hurried.

~Gabe Scott