433 beats (wind ensemble)

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
6 minutes
Modern classical music
Concert band / wind band
Instrumental parts
Not available
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This is my wind ensemble version of my 2005 orchestral composition by the same name. Play the mp3; Scorch kills this piece even worse than my other ones.

Original notes: Some music is composed from the heart; this piece is itself a heart. It depicts the flow of blood through the chambers of the heart–right atrium to right ventricle to the lungs to the left atrium and finally to the left ventricle. During this process, the heart suffers a massive attack and gets hooked up to an EKG machine. The heart stops when the music dies, and that happens after 433 beats.

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