Adapted from a marimba solo, Can They Dream? is a thoughtful, colorful chorale that celebrates the aspirations and goals people make and achieve for themselves.
Genre: 4-Part Flex Band | # of Players: 4+ Series: The MaxFlex Series Level: 4 | Duration: 4:15
Instrumentation Full Score (showing all transposed parts) Condensed Score (only "C" parts)
Adaptable Parts (2 copies of Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 for each instrument) Flute Oboe B-flat Clarinet/Bass Clarinet E-flat Alto Saxophone/Baritone Saxophone B-flat Tenor Saxophone B-flat Trumpet/Baritone T.C. F Horn Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon Tuba
Program Notes Can They Dream? was originally the second movement in my piece Three Questions for Solo Marimba. With the introduction of C. Alan’s flex-band series I was challenged to adapt a few works and thought this movement would make a good addition. Although it has been musically transformed in several ways the underlying melodic and harmonic material has remained mostly unaltered. As in the original work the theme remains the same: to celebrate the aspirations and goals people make for themselves.
ABOUT THE SERIES The MaxFlex Series for adaptable wind band offers maximum flexibility with pieces across all grade levels, featuring 4 parts plus optional percussion. Each part is transposed and playable by any wind or keyboard percussion instrument in the ensemble. Recommended part assignments are included, but directors may “mix and match” as they see fit.