Suite for Junior Band

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Composer’s Note

Arrival of the baby elephant is scored for intermediate-level concert band. Composed in 2009 at the invitation of Reed Music, the work forms part of a suite of three short pieces.

Arrival of the baby elephant begins with a trumpeting call, accompanied by a progression of spiky, staccato chords.

There follows a cheeky style of music that swaggers, pauses, then swaggers again to a tutti finale.

I warmly thank Reed Music for inviting me to compose this short piece.

Matthew Orlovich,
Composer.

Hippopotamusic is scored for intermediate-level concert band. Composed in 2009 at the invitation of Reed Music, the work forms part of a suite of three short pieces.

As suggested by the title, this work is inspired by a hippopotamus. The musical ideas in my composition are intended to portray a weighty, yet nimble quality.

I warmly thank Reed Music for inviting me to compose this short piece.

Matthew Orlovich,
Composer.

Big Cats is scored for intermediate-level concert band. Composed in 2009 at the invitation of Reed Music, the work forms part of a suite of three short pieces.

The piece is inspired by the formidable power and prowess of big cats, such as tigers, leopards, jaguars and lions.

While composing the piece, I imagined the rhythmic swiping of paws and claws, plus I also included a stealthy melody set by way of a series of modulations.

I warmly thank Reed Music for inviting me to compose this short piece.

Matthew Orlovich,
Composer.

“Suite for Junior Band: Arrival of the Baby Elephant; Hippopotamusic; Big Cats.”
(for Junior Band)

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TITLE:
Suite for Junior Band: Arrival of the Baby Elephant; Hippopotamusic; Big Cats.

DATE OF COMPOSITION:
2009

SCORED FOR:
Junior Concert Band

DURATION:
2’00”; 1’30”; 2’00”

WORLD PREMIERE:
2009 – Performed by Concert Band, conducted by Dr Rob McWilliams, Assoc. Prof. of Music, Director of Bands & Instrumental Music, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, USA.

PUBLISHER:
reedmusic.com

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