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Thor and Loki

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David Marlatt

David Marlatt


Subtitle: From The Hammer of Asgard


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Flexatone
  • Gong
  • Hi-Hat
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Thor and Loki is the opening movement to the three-part suite The Hammer of Asgard, an original soundtrack-style composition for winds and percussion. Using Norse mythology as the theme, this movement introduces a powerful Thor theme in the horns and the ever-tricky Loki theme in the solo alto saxophone. Wailing Hollywood horns, brilliant trumpets, woodwind flourishes, energetic percussion writing and powerful low parts make this fun to play for all and a wild adventure for audiences.

- Program Note by publisher


Thor is the god of thunder, who with his mighty hammer can summon lightning bolts and fly. Loki, his half-brother, is the trickster god. He is unpredictable and loves to pull pranks on people.

Scored in three sections, the opening section includes adventure-film-style scoring with dramatic dynamic changes, powerful brass statements and aggressive percussion lines. The slower, contrasting second section, Thor, God of Thunder, is dignified and noble, with martial percussion lines, bold melodic material initially stated by the horns, and a brief solo passage for trumpet. The final section, Loki, the Trickster, conveys a sneaky mood with unpredictable effects and playful solos for alto saxophone.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Marlatt, D. (2018) Thor and Loki: From The Hammer of Asgard [score]. Eighth Note Publications: Markham, Ont.
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 74.7 (March 2020): 53. Print
  • Perusal score