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Zero to Sixty!

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Michael Martin

Michael Martin

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General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Zero to Sixty! was commissioned by Dr. Mallory Thompson to commemorate the Northshore Concert Band’s 60th anniversary. A celebration from start to finish, the three-minute piece functions as both fanfare and encore, a rollicking frenzy of calls, echoes, and flourishes that aim to raise the spirits of even the most seasoned concert band veteran.

The structure has been called “expertly condensed and reconstructed sonata form, akin to the first movements of some of the great classical symphonies,” but only by me in my dreams and really, it’s just A-B-C-A, no more complex in its construction than any of Billboard’s Top 100. In that spirit, it nearly is a pop song of the concert band repertoire: hopefully as fun to play as it is to listen to (again, hopefully). And while this piece likely won’t find its way onto your local Top-40 radio station, I think it embodies the spirit, energy and relentlessness of its commissioner, Dr. Thompson, who has impacted and inspired my life and career more than she knows.

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  • Northshore Concert Band (Evanston, Ill.) (Mallory Thompson, conductor) – 1 November 2015

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