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Snare Drum/Wood Blocks Bass Drum part from Amphibians

Sy Brandon
6 minutes
Classical music

Amphibians was composed as a result of a commission from Band for Today for their 2015 Advanced Honor Band, Paul Barton, Director. It is in two movements. The first is Frogs and Toads and begins with sounds of a swamp before moving to an allegro section with lots of leaps. The second is Salamanders and makes use of a short chromatic idea that represents the salamanders swimming. A slower section, representing the endangerment of some species, follows. After a return to the opening material, a triumphant ending portrays the success of conservation efforts.

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