Amuse Bouche for Wind Quartet and Percussion

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Instrumental parts
Not available
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Many moons ago I jokingly suggested that to increase popularity, a rhythm section should be added to ’classical’ pieces. The idea has hovered in the background since, so I decided to give it a try. I used only what was available up and down the drums and percussion staves, and was gratified to find that roughly pitched drums could be found that were in key with the piece. The piece is extended from the one-minute "Little Studies" No.9, using a number of keys in periods of varying length (an exercise suggested by my tutor of the time). GPO was used and Audigy ’WAV to MP3’ but on the very last note the MS sound announcing an email intrudes itself.

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