The following comments appear in the conductor's score as program notes and are given by Richard Saucedo himself:
During rehearsal, care should be taken not to rush through the 5/8 and 3/8 bars. Keep the 8th-note pulse consistent so that the inherent energy in the piece stays under control. Conductors should not hesitate to take the piece a bit under tempo if needed for better ensemble clarity.
As with any piece with lots of rhythmic intensity and a fast tempo marking, make sure to adhere to the softer dynamic markings when called for. This will make sure the piece comes across with dynamic and emotional clarity, even though the energy should always be flowing.
~Entered by Gabe Scott