By Robert Sheldon
Conductor Score & Parts
A fast-paced tour-de-force for developing bands, "Spontaneous Combustion" explodes out of the starting blocks and keeps moving relentlessly to the last note. Presented in a minor key with shifting tonalities and tuneful melodies, this musical juggernaut eventually yields to a major key, which only amplifies its inherent energy. Mixed meters and bombastic percussion help to drive the piece to the very end. This title is available through SmartMusic.