X Concerto (McAllister)

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Scott McAllister

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General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 15:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Lydmusic
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. ♩= 56
2. To the Pines – 5:00
3. ♩= 126 – 3:10


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Program Notes

The X Concerto by Scott McAllister is a work in three movements heavily influenced by the grunge music of Nirvana and Alice in Chains. Grunge music, popular in the late 80s and early to mid 90s, was typically angst-filled and highlighted themes of confinement with a desire for more freedom.

This concerto showcases the entire range of the clarinet, almost mimicking grunge’s desire for freedom. In particular, the slow second movement was inspired by Nirvana’s Where Did you Sleep Last Night which itself was inspired by the Appalachian folk song In the Pines. Like the grunge style, this work, with its explosive driving sections and contrasting psychedelic passages, represents the energy and emotions of the X generation.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

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  • University of North Texas (Denton) Concert Band (Vanessa Davis, conductor) – 23 April 2018
  • University of Missouri (Columbia) Wind Ensemble (Brian Silvey, conductor; Wesley Warnhoff, clarinet) – 10 January 2018
  • McMurry University (Abilene, Tex.) Wind Ensemble (David Robinson, conductor) – 7 November 2017
  • Seattle (Wash.) Wind Symphony (Larry Gookin, conductor; Sean Osborn, clarinet) – 6 May 2012

Works for Winds by This Composer


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