An engaging sonic representation of the construction of a new building, KraftHammer maintains a driving energy from beginning to end. A tour de force for the entire ensemble. The aggressive wind and percussion writing emulates the human effort that goes into every large project.
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Level: 6 | Duration: 6:00
Bb Clarinet 1, 2, 3
Alto Saxophone 1/2
Bb Trumpet 1, 2, 3
F Horn 1/2
F Horn 3/4
String Bass (optional)
Timpani (4 drums)
Percussion 1 (large tam tam, small crash cymbal, snare drum, suspended cymbal, 4 toms)
Percussion 2 (suspended cymbal, crash cymbals, anvil, tam tam)
Percussion 3 (bass drum, brake drum, crash cymbals)
Mallet 1 (vibraphone, xylophone)
Mallet 2 (bells, marimba)
Commissioned by The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana State University for the dedication of the university's new Fine and Performing Arts building.
For a year, the composer observed the flurry of activity and the tremendous sounds in and around the construction site for Indiana State University's new Fine and Performing Arts building. Thus, the piece is dedicated to the workers who built the building - who toiled with great hammers and mechanical devices - to the human effort to make a structure rise.