Perpetuum

Grade

Duration

Ensemble

4

5' 14"

Concert Band

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Perpetuum began as a rhythmic idea that explores the relationship between duple and triple meter, and how syncopation plays a role in blurring these lines. The title comes from the idea that once introduced, the rhythmic motif, or a variation of it, is present throughout the piece, driving it to the final climax.

 

The piece opens with the introduction of the basic rhythmic motif by the marimba, followed by the melodic theme in the low brass and winds. These build to a brief climax after which the rhythmic motif is developed before the return of the melody. The next section expands the melodic material while being accompanied by a variation of the rhythmic motif. Following this, the rhythmic ideas are developed by the whole band, incorporating the melodic material to build to a final climax.

 

Perpetuum contains solo opportunities for multiple instruments, as well as challenging ensemble sections.

Ordering Information

Digital orders will be emailed to you as pdf files.  Each digital order will come with one pdf file per part, as well as a 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 copy of each part, as well as a 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.