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Scenes from Modern Life

Wind Band







Contest & Festival

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This suite depicts various aspects of contemporary existence.

First there is The Beating Heart of the City (3.20) with its clamour, jagged edges and persistent nervous energy.

This is followed by an aspect of life that is timeless – the vista of Clouds (3.30). This quiet and impressionistic movement is all about shapes gently forming and then merging and shifting.

Finally, Coach Ride (3.06) is a manic journey on a bus (obviously not taking in the M25). This fast and furious little piece was originally written as an encore for the Buckinghamshire Symphonic Wind Ensemble. It is a romp of a coach ride during which a couple of nursery rhymes appear, including ‘The wheels on the bus go round and round’.


Published by Shout Music Publishing

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