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Mood Changes | Chris Ellis


Develops contrasting moods and feelings, styles and textures within two different time signatures

Genre: Concert Band
Duration: 6' 00″
Difficulty: Intermediate
Audio Sample: Coming Soon
Sample Score: Score
SKU: KBM/03/0256 Categories: ,


I wrote this piece to develop contrasting moods and feelings within two conflicting time signatures.The piece uses a 4 beat and a 3 beat pattern to try to create a clear delineation to the mood changes. The 4 beat pattern opens the piece in a minor key in a mysterious, yet tense opening which builds until the music flows into a more lyrical and romantic wood wind melody. This theme undergoes some development, yet quickly reverts to the opening theme which plays with the melodic material until a much grander return to the 3 beat melody. This soon loses its grandeur, and tumbles down in Mood before being taken over by the 4 beat pattern to the conclusion of the piece. This dialogue between these two musical ideas and styles develops, yet contrasts mood, style and texture. Chris Ellis

1st and 2nd Flute
3rd Flute / Oboe
1st 2nd and 3rd Clarinet
1st & 2nd Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
1st 2nd and 3rd Trumpet
Horn in F
Bass Guitar
Percussion Parts (3):
Drum Kit

ISMN: 979-0-708127-19-2

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