Straight Ahead, Backwards (a 4-bar piece)

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Printing after purchase

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Full details

This is an 8-bar piece, or 4 if you only go one way. It is meant to be read backwards and is pleasant sounding with instruments coming in gradually. The first page is arranged to play through as usual so the player can get familiar with the sound. The second page of the score is set up with lines for treble, 2 basses and a tenor. The 3d page is all tenor clef because there wasn’t room for that line on the first page. The second and third pages are meant to be read forwards, then backwards, and are set up so players can change parts.

Score ID
Year of composition
Easy (Grades 1-3)
1 minute
Wind quartet
Classical music

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