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GRIDIRON GLORY (2024)

Fanfare for Brass Ensemble, Piano, & Percussion

 

World Premiere: 10 February, 2024 by the Los Angeles Brass Alliance

 

PROGRAM NOTES

Upon discovering that I was chosen to be one of the selected composers to write an original work for the Los Angeles Brass Alliance’s 2024 “Next Up” Concert, I immediately knew that I wanted to write something big, fun, bold, and powerful for this group of exciting and talented musicians. At this same time, both the NFL the NCAA football seasons were at their midway point, so it was easy for me to find inspiration in the excitement that comes from being a fan of both the Detroit Lions and the Michigan Wolverines.


Musically, “GridironGlory” reflects the emotions of the competitive game of football. The piece begins with an exciting introduction, followed by initial statements of the theme. A small interlude and development comes halfway through, kicked off by a Timpani solo. We then revisit the opening material, followed by more powerful renditions of the main theme, culminating in an epic finish. One might equate each portion of the piece to a football game!


From a technical perspective, the writing of “Gridiron Glory” necessitates for the performers to have both power and agility, much like the athletes that play football.


I want to again thank LAB-A for the opportunity to write a piece for their 2024 “Next Up” concert, and I look forward to working with them again in the future. Good game, everyone!

Gridiron Glory (Fanfare for Brass Ensemble, Piano, & Percussion)

$65.00Price
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  • BRASS

    6 C Trumpets (Bb Trumpet parts are included, as an option)

    4 Horns in F

    Euphonium

    3 Tenor Trombones

    1 Bas

    1 Tuba

    Piano

    (optional Piano part included)

    PERCUSSION

    Timpani

    3 Percussion

    • Perc. 1: Piatti
    • Perc. 2: Snare Drum, Vibes
    • Perc. 3: Gran Cassa, Sus. Cymbal

     

    DIFFICULTY

    Advanced - Professional

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