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Shouting Defiance (from Pendulum)

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Instrumentation:   Band

Genres:   CloserEnergeticFanfareFastOpener

Shouting Defiance is an emphatic fanfare that bursts forth with a defiant yet optimistic expanding chord progression that repeats and develops throughout the work. Shouting Defiance works as a standalone fanfare, but also serves as the first movement of my larger work, Pendulum, commissioned by a consortium led by the University of Illinois Bands Program in celebration of its 150th anniversary. The title is taken from the lyrics for Illinois Loyalty:

Lead on your sons and daughters, fighting for you,
Like men of old, on giants placing reliance, shouting defiance—

More info about Pendulum and its movements:
I. Shouting Defiance – 2’30”
II. Nocturne – 4′
III. Exclamation – 1’30”
IV. Meditation – 12′
V. Zeal – 4′

The University of Illinois gratefully acknowledges the following alumni conductors, their institutions, and friends who contributed to this project celebrating the Sesquicentennial of the University of Illinois Bands.
Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Illinois—Matthew P. Bufis, Director of Bands
Fresno State Wind Orchestra, Fresno, California—Gary P. Gilroy, Director of Bands
John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, Illinois—Scott Casagrande, Director of Bands
Bill and Julie Jastrow, Naperville, Illinois
University of Evansville, Evansville, Illinois—Kenneth Steinsultz, Director of Bands
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois—Stephen Peterson, Director of Bands
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky—Cody Birdwell, Director of Bands
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts—Matthew Westgate, Director
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina—Kevin M. Geraldi and John R. Locke, Conductors
University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina—Scott Weiss, Conductor
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota—John P. LaCognata, Conductor
University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming—Robert Belser, Director of Bands
Charles and Marti Yassky, Tappan, New York

Commissioned by: University of Illinois and consortium


21 February 2019, CBDNA National Conference, Tempe, AZ. University of Illinois Wind Symphony, Stephen Peterson, conductor.

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Flute I – II – III – IV (doubles Picc., Alto Flute (optional))
Oboe I – II
Bassoon I – II
Contrabassoon (optional)
Clarinet in Bb I – II – III (doubles Eb Clar.)
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet (optional)
Alto Saxophone I (doubles Soprano in Mvt. V) – II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone

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


1: Glock, Vibes, Xylo
2: Sizzle Cymbal, Sus Crash Cymbal (16″ sticks, heavy brushes, light brushes), Splash Cym. (can be shared with Perc 4)
3: BD, Sus Crash Cym (16″?) or Hi-hat w/sticks (fast decay, med-high pitch)
4: Sus. Cym, Sandblocks, Toms (2), Splash Cym (can be shared with Perc. 2)
5: Woodblocks (2, hi/lo or hi/med), Tambourine (laid flat on a table, dampened, played with sticks?), Vibraphone (shared with Perc 1)

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