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Timepiece


Wind Band

Composition

Grade

4.5

Duration

6.16

Keyword

Contest & Festival

Programme Item

Challenging

This piece started life as the first movement of 'The Sands of Time', a commissioned work for clarinet choir. Because of the time limits of the commission I could not develop the material as much as I had wanted to. I rescored it for wind band and included it as the first movement of a suite, but it did not sit well there because of its difficulty.

Now re-worked and extended, the driving rhythms and many changes of time that give the piece its name are now balanced by a quieter, tranquil central section in 3/4. It is not easy, but most of the difficulty lies in the reading of the music rather than in any particular technical problems.

Published by Shout Music Publishing

Recorded on Music in the Air DOY CD361

£69.95

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