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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

  • 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 2, 2019 - Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble at Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, PSU. Conducted by Andrew D. Chybowski.
  • April 18, 2019 - Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble at Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, PSU. Conducted by Andrew D. Chybowski.
  • March 20, 2019 - Edison High School Wind Ensemble at Monroe Township High School. Conducted by Marc DeNicuolo.
  • March 9, 2019 - University of Illinois at Chicago Wind Ensemble at UIC Theatre, Chicago, IL. Conducted by Jose Oliver Riojas.
  • February 27, 2019 - Slippery Rock University Wind Ensemble at Slippery Rock University. Conducted by Jonathan Helmick.

Recent Performances

  • January 29, 2019 - Ola High School Wind Symphony at Troy University, Troy, AL. Conducted by Todd Manson.
  • January 24, 2019 - Ola High School Wind Symphony at Henry County Performing Arts Center, McDonough, GA. Conducted by Todd Manson.
  • December 7, 2018 - Colorado Mesa University Wind Symphony at Robinson Theater, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU campus. Conducted by Calvin Hofer.

Purchase

Published by OK Feel Good Music.

  • Conductor's score (11x17): $44

Rent

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