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.
Commissioned by: Kappa Kappa Psi, National Band Fraternity, and Tau Beta Sigma, National Band Sorority
18 July 2017, KKPsi/TBS National Convention, Orlando, FL. Rick Clary, conductor.
Flute I – II – III
Oboe I – II
Bassoon I – II
Clarinet in Bb I – II – III
Alto Saxophone I – II
Trumpet in Bb I – II – III
Horn in F I – II – III – IV
Trombone I – II – III (Bass)
Euphonium I – II
Tuba I – II
Sandblocks, Cowbell, Bass Drum
Hi-hat, Suspended Cymbals (3: small, medium, large)
Tambourine, Small cymbal/Brake Drum stack
Purchase the entire Miniature Suite for a savings of $150! There is no option to ‘complete the set’ later at the discounted price.
NOTE: At this time, the Miniature Suite is only available as PDF files directly from this website.
Availability Date: August, 2017