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Monkey is the wildness of young monkeys, shrieking in unbridled pandemonium. The unsupervised frenzy-mongers eventually come face to face with the ominous threat of adult discipline.

They rebel.

Discipline fails.

The hour of scampering erupts. The mayhem escalates until young and old alike are indistinguishable. Simian hysteria overtakes all.

Note: no animals were harmed during the composition of this piece.

Genres:   Energetic

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General Info

Year(s) composed: 1997

Duration: 06:30

Commissioned by: University of Nevada Las Vegas, Thomas G. Leslie, conductor


24 November 1998, Las Vegas, Nevada

Technical Info

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Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Clarinet I-II-III
Bass Clarinet
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II (4 players minimum)
Trombone III (2 players minimum)
Baritone I-II

Piano (optionally amplified)
Perc. 1 (Glockenspiel)
Perc. 2 (Xylophone)
Perc. 3 (Marimba)
Perc. 4 (Tom-toms)
Perc. 5 (Bass Drum)
Perc. 6-7 (Sus. Cym., 2 Woodblocks [pitched approx. a fourth apart], Cowbell, Triangle, Vibraslap, large Tam-tam, Police Whistle)

Difficulty: Very