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Two-Minute Symphony, The

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Bob Margolis

Bob Margolis


General Info

Year: 1989
Duration: c. 2:05
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum (small)
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Can there be a two-minute symphony?

This work is certainly two minutes, and it does sound like a symphony because there are symphonic elements in it: It has a clearly stated theme, which is developed, fragmented, plopped into minor, extended, kneaded, and recapitulated. Fiddled with, actually – like Beethoven, only smaller. Therefore, many of the makings and trimmings of a symphony are here, and even though there is not enough time for a secondary theme, we are clearly in proto-symphony territory.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

  • Georgia: I
  • Indiana: ISSMA JH/MS/ELEM BAND GROUP III
  • Kansas: II
  • Louisiana: I
  • Maryland: I
  • Massachusetts: I
  • Michigan: Junior High D
  • North Carolina: II
  • Oklahoma: I-A
  • South Carolina: I
  • Tennessee: III
  • Texas: I. Complete
  • Virginia: I
  • West Virginia: I


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