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Blow It Up, Start Again

for orchestra

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If the system isn’t working anymore, then do what Guy Fawkes tried and go anarchist: Blow it all up, and start again.

Genres:   Orchestra

Subgenres:   Large Ensemble


3-3-3-3, 4-3-3-1, Timp, 3Perc, Hp, Pno, Strings

Commissioned by

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras – Allen Tinkham, Music Director


Previewed December 15, 2011, Chicago, Illinois
Premiered May 13, 2012, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois


“riotously funky” — Chicago Tribune

Upcoming Performances

  • January 19, 2019 - Oklahoma All-State Orchestra at Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, OK. Conducted by Dr. Kenneth Thompson.

Recent Performances

  • September 17, 2017 - DePauw University Orchestra at Kregge Auditorium, DePauw University. Conducted by Orcenith Smith.
  • November 20, 2016 - Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall, Chicago IL. Conducted by Allen Tinkham.
  • October 5, 2016 - Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra at 2016 Ear Taxi Festival, Harris Theater, Chicago IL. Conducted by Allen Tinkham.


Published by OK Feel Good Music.

  • Conductor's score (11x17): $44


  • Parts (first performance): $500
  • Additional performance: $95

Print On Demand

  • Study score (8.26 x 11.69): $19 Lulu