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My second piece for band. The first 45 seconds came quickly and easily. The middle section was much more of a struggle, and I�m very pleased with how it came out �" pretty harmonies, nifty conversion of background rhythm to melody rhythm. The working title, during the first 45 seconds, was �Angry Band Piece�. I changed that to the more dignified �Anger�, but really I�ve always been more fond of �Angry Band Piece.� However, the middle section really isn�t angry. I tried �Anger versus Beauty� (with Anger winning at the end), and eventually thought of �Extinction�. The species is born into chaos, has a brief and sometimes beautiful run, then dies out screaming in protest. As we all do. Email me for parts.

Score ID
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Concert band / wind band
Classical music
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