After a brief slow introduction, Fever Flash takes off, driven by punchy brass, syncopated percussion and long lines in the woodwinds. As the piece builds toward its conclusion, more & more bluesy riffs seem to take over this upbeat romp.
Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard
Level: 2 | Duration: 2:20
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
Horn in F
Percussion 1 (Snare Drum, Bass Drum)
Percussion 2 (Suspended Cymbal, Tambourine)
Commissioned by the Richfield Middle School Concert Band Richfield, Minnesota, Ben Hoehn, Director
While working through different ideas for this piece, I became very sick and was stuck at home for about three days. Although the process was rather hazy, I actually wrote the entire first draft for this piece during that time! Fever Flash is an attempt to capture some of the feelings associated with being utterly and deliriously sick!
- Aaron Perrine