Sonics

Sonics

By Donald Coakley Concert Band Conductor Score & Parts Grade: 6 Item: 81-CB971
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This spectacular piece, commissioned by the Markham District High School Wind Symphony, Bill Thomas conductor, is a large-scale dramatic work for concert band. Chromatic harmonies and dissonant intervals create tension and excitement. Mr. Coakley's brilliant writing for the many band pieces he has done has reached a pinnacle with this new composition. Sonics is around 12 minutes in length and touches on a variety of compositional techniques. Within the sonata-allegro form themes are introduced and developed throughout the ensemble. Contrapuntal elements as well as many meter changes (7/8, 5/8) keeps the pace of the piece quick and energetic. This is a monumental addition to concert band literature and will quickly find it's place with other Grade 6 level band pieces. The composer describes this work as "acidy" and that term seems to best capture the mood of the piece. Sonics is a very difficult work that would prove to be a challenge for a university/college level ensemble. Professional bands may also consider this piece because of the virtuosity that is required from all players.


Additional Information

Series: Eighth Note Publications
Composed by: Donald Coakley
Ensemble: Concert Band
Format: Conductor Score & Parts
Item Number: 81-CB971
ISBN 10: 1-55472-947-5
ISBN 13: 978-1-55472-947-0

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