Image 1

Spitfire II

×
×

Genre: Solo Euphonium with Percussion Ensemble
# of Players: 8 + solo
Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 7:15
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 2013

Download mp3 | Click on images to left for score sample

Price:
$40.00
Item #:
20520
Quantity:
Notes & Instrumentation
Video
Related Products
Reviews
Also Viewed
Other Details
  • Notes & Instrumentation

    Spitfire II is a tour-de-force work for solo euphonium and percussion ensemble that takes your breath away from the first flourish of 16th notes and doesn't let go until the final note. Caution: Not for the feint of heart.

    Genre: Solo Euphonium with Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 8 + solo
    Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 7:15

    Instrumentation
    Solo Euphonium
    Bells/Crotales (2 octaves)
    Chimes
    Vibraphone
    Marimba 1 (4-octave)
    Marimba 2 (5-octave)
    Percussion 1 (4 timpani, sizzle cymbal, triangle, mark tree)
    Percussion 2 (snare drum, 4 concert toms, 4 log drum pitches, ride cymbal, suspended cymbal)
    Percussion 3 (kick bass drum, concert bass drum, tam-tam)
    *Percussion 4 (2 small one shot shakers, claves, suspended cymbal)

    *Percussion 4 is optional

    Program Notes
    Spitfire was inspired by the British fighter planes of the same name used by the Royal Air Force and several other countries during World War II. Designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft, the Supermarine Spitfire was one of the fastest planes in service during the war. The quick moto perpetuo nature of the composition was an attempt to capture the speed and excitement of this historic plane. The word spitfire is also used to describe a quick-tempered or highly excitable person, which is also appropriate.

    Originally composed as a duet for euphonium and marimba/vibraphone, the piece was reimagined for solo euphonium and percussion octet and retitled Spitfire II. The work received its premiere on October 28, 2013 by Brian Meixner and the High Point University Percussion Ensemble, conducted by the composer.

  • Video

    • Spitfire II (solo euphonium & percussion ensemble) by Nathan Daughtrey

      Dr. Brian Meixner and the High Point University, directed by Dr. Nathan Daughtrey, perform the world premiere of Daughtrey's "Spitfire II" for solo euphonium and percussion ensemble on their October 28, 2013 concert. Available from www.C-AlanPublications.com
  • Product Reviews

    ×

    This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!

    Write A Review

  • Customers Who Viewed This Product Also Viewed

×
×