Eighth Note Publications Flexible Band/String Series provides ultimate flexibility for ensembles with incomplete instrumentation or odd combinations. These pieces are playable by as few as 5 woodwind, brass, or string players with or without percussion. This creates the opportunity for a mixed quintet to perform these titles but also allows for performance for 10-15 players up to full a band/orchestra with parts doubling. Great for music camps, contest use or any band room that has non-standard instrumentation.
Shutter Speed represents the concepts of movement, quickness, light, and shadow. A clever (and slightly shifting) syncopated rhythmic pulse propels the piece, which is juxtaposed with the melodic material, which is played by a variety of players from Part 1 right down to Part 5. Colorful percussion (which is optional) and great use of dynamic contrast make this an excellent choice for concert or contest use.