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Irrational Joy

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Irrational Joy is part of the five-work Miniature Suite, commissioned by Kappa Kappa Psi, National Band Fraternity, and Tau Beta Sigma, National Band Sorority for the 2017 national convention. Perpetual motion ostinati in the woodwinds propel the rising brass ever forward to create a joyful music tinged with moments of dissonance. Beauty on the edge of catastrophe.

Info about the full Miniature Suite.

Genres:   EnergeticEuphoricFastLoud

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Availability Date: August, 2017

Distributor: www.stevenbryant.com

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Year(s) composed: 2017

Duration: 02:30

Commissioned by: Kappa Kappa Psi, National Band Fraternity, and Tau Beta Sigma, National Band Sorority

Premiered

18 July 2017, KKPsi/TBS National Convention, Orlando, FL. Rick Clary, conductor.

Technical Info

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Flute I – II – III
Oboe I – II
Bassoon I – II
Clarinet in Bb I – II – III
Bass Clarinet

Alto Saxophone I – II
Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Trumpet in Bb I – II – III
Horn in F I – II – III – IV
Trombone I – II – III (Bass)
Euphonium I – II
Tuba I – II

Contrabass (optional)
Piano
(optional)

Glockenspiel, Marimba
Vibraphone
Sandblocks, Cowbell, Bass Drum
Hi-hat, Suspended Cymbals (3: small, medium, large)
Tambourine, Small cymbal/Brake Drum stack