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Monkey

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  • Year

    1997
  • Difficulty

    Advanced
  • Duration

    06:30 min
  • Perusal Score

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Instrumentation:   Band

Genres:   Energetic

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.

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

Premiered

24 November 1998, Las Vegas, Nevada

Technical Info

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Piccolo
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
Tuba

Timpani
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)

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