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Time Shift

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Bill Calhoun

Bill Calhoun

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper

Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Mallet Percussion I-II
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Agogo Bells
  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

As the title implies, Time Shift uses mixed meter throughout, including 3:2 polyrhythms. Contrasting chorales are used in the middle section, but the music then moves back into a quicker tempo. The piece is filled with a variety of styles which create a great amount of interest.

-Program Note by publisher

This commissioned work showcases a variety of styles and interesting rhythmic ideas including 3 against 2 and changing meters. A fast-paced introduction featuring a repeated quarter note by the bells builds in intensity as various instruments are added. The main theme is presented in a full ensemble section that alternates between and time. A slower, contrasting middle section explores various textures and keys before slowing to a section-ending fermata. Earlier material is then revisited as the piece moves to a dramatic conclusion.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist, May 2013, p. 42.

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