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Blow It Up, Start Again​

for wind ensemble

  • Year

    2012
  • Duration

    04:00
  • Level

    Professional
  • Perusal Score

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A wind ensemble transcription of the 2011 work for orchestra.

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

For more dubsteppy fun, watch the Score Video:

Genres:   Winds

Subgenres:   Large Ensemble

Instrumentation

Picc, 3Fl, 2Ob, EbCl, 3Cl, BCl, 2Bsn, CBsn(optCbCl), SSax, ASax, TSax, BSax, 4Tpt, 4Hn, 3Trb, BTrb, Euph, Tba, Cb, Harp(opt), Pno, Timp, 5Perc

Commissioned by

Columbus State University – Jamie L. Nix, Director of Wind Ensemble Activities
Florida Atlantic University – Kyle Prescott, Director of Bands
Florida State University – Richard Clary, Senior Band Conductor
Georgia State University – Robert J. Ambrose, Director of Wind Studies
North Central High School, Indianapolis, IN – Rick Granlund, Director of Bands
Pacific Lutheran University – Edwin Powell, Director of Bands
Southeastern Oklahoma State University – Jacob Wallace, Director of Bands
Texas Tech University – Sarah McKoin, Director of Bands
University of Alberta – Angela Schroeder, Director of Bands
University of Minnesota – Jerry Luckhardt, Associate Director of Bands

Consortium organized by: Robert J. Ambrose

View Errata Info

(to the 10/12 uncorrected co-commissioner’s edition – score & parts)

  • Bass Drum muted with towel.
  • m.6-8 – Bari Sax, starting on beat 3 of m. 6, doubles the other bass instruments.
  • m.17, Drumset – beat 3 quarter note hit, beat 4 quarter rest, beat 5 quarter rest & Splash Cym quarter.
  • m.34, Horn solo is now doubled with a Trombone 1 solo.
  • m.35, Clarinet 1 is missing its quarter rest on beat 4.
  • m.61, 65, 69, 73, 77, 81, and 85, Contrabassoon (and optional contra-alto or contrabass clarinets) play staccato eighths (with Bassoons) instead of quarters.
  • Reh. F, woodwinds, “like an organ”
  • m.70, Horns, “bells up” and ff. Remain ff until cresc. in m.101.
  • m.79 beat 3, Horns, “ord.”
  • Reh. G, E-flat Clarinet, Alto Sax, slur beat 3 to match Sopr. Sax.
  • m.83-84, Flute 3 8va (unison with Flute 2)
  • Horns, Bassoons, and Bass Clarinet – m.32 beat 3, 2nd quarter note triplet: 2nd eighth (tied to triplet quarter) should have no staccato. The staccato on the quarter triplet it is tied to remains, to indicate a short release.

Upcoming Performances

  • December 4, 2019 - Southern Illinois University Wind Ensemble at Shryock Auditorium, Carbondale, IL. Conducted by Christopher Morehouse.

Recent Performances

  • May 11, 2019 - Atlanta Wind Symphony at Bailey Center, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. Conducted by Dr. David Kehler.
  • May 8, 2019 - Edison High School Wind Ensemble at Edison High School. Conducted by Marc DeNicuolo.
  • May 6, 2019 - Bixby High School Wind Ensemble at Helmerich Theatre at Cascia Hall, Tulsa, OK. Conducted by Jeremy W. Parker.

Purchase

Published by OK Feel Good Music.

  • Conductor's score (11x17): $44

Rent

  • Parts (first performance): $300
  • Additional performance: $95