Boomwhacker - 6-part
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Drive was written during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the goal of providing music that could be played in a classroom without traditional instruments. Boomwhackers allow students to play in an ensemble while being physically distanced, and avoids using instruments through which performers must breathe or remove their masks.
The piece uses a single chromatic octave (C to C). Each performer covers the notes of a semitone, with the exception of one musician who also covers the high C. The piece can be performed by any group that has a multiple of six performers.
The music consists of a driving rhythmic component, with alternating chordal and melodic content. The middle section pauses the rhythmic drive to briefly explore some textural ideas before returning to the rhythmic drive of the opening.
Digital orders will be emailed to you as pdf files. Each digital order will come with one conductor's score. The purchaser has the right to print copies of the pdf files for their, or their ensemble's, use only. All copies remain part of the original purchase.
Print orders will be shipped by Canada Post. Please contact me if you require other shipping methods. Each print order will come with one conductor's score. The purchaser has the right to make copies of the print files for their, or their ensemble's, use only. All copies remain part of the original purchase.
Any copies required outside of the original purchase must be bought separately; for example, scores needed for festival adjudicators, exams, personal copies, etc. must be original, purchased scores.