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Water Bear Jig (flex)

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Roger Zare

Roger Zare


Subtitle: For Flexible Wind Ensemble


General Info

Year: 2017 / 2020
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 2

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Horn in F

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass

Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Blocks (5)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Water Bear, whose scientific name is the "tardigrade," is a fascinating microscopic creature with four pairs of legs. It is known for its hardiness, able to survive in some of the most extreme conditions, including freezing cold, burning heat, and in the vacuum of space. But its striking appearance and awkward way of moving is what this music captures. This jig is a bit lumbering, not quite reaching the tempo or energy of a typical jig, and the harmonies are a bit quirky.

Water Bear Jig was commissioned by a consortium of wind ensembles.

- Program Note by publisher


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