A+: A “Precise” Prelude and an “Excellent” March

Commissioned by American Composers Forum

A+: A “Precise” Prelude and an “Excellent” March

Commissioned by American Composers Forum

Series: BandQuest Publisher: American Composers Forum Score & Parts Composer: Thomas Duffy

Level: 3

Playing one wrong note can ruin the performance of a piece, right? Well, composer Thomas Duffy actually wants the performers to make mistakes in this clever composition! The precise imprecision comes to life as students are asked to intentionally play wrong notes in various parts of the march. After performing this work, you and your students will never look at “perfection” the same way again! Free interdisciplinary curriculum for the piece is available for download at www.BandQuest.org.

BandQuest®, an exciting series of new music and accompanying curricula for band, is a program published by the American Composers Forum. The series was started as a response to feedback from music educators that there is a pressing need for new, fresh band music. The heart of this program is new works written by a diverse group of leading American composers who have created challenging pieces that are a true departure from standard middle school repertoire. Every BandQuest project includes a residency component in which the composer works collaboratively with a middle school as they create their new piece. Many BandQuest pieces are accompanied by an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to assist students as they learn the music and to integrate each piece with non-music studies. Visit www.bandquest.org to learn more about this innovative series, and email bandquest@composersforum.org to request a free downloadable audio catalog.

Instrumentation Number of Parts Pages Per Part
FULL SCORE 1 24
FLUTE 1 4 2
FLUTE 2 4 2
FLUTE 3 (SUBST. OBOE) 4 2
OBOE 2 2
BASSOON 2 2
BB CLARINET 1 6 2
BB CLARINET 2 6 2
EB ALTO CLARINET 1 2
BB BASS CLARINET 2 2
EB ALTO SAX 1 2 2
EB ALTO SAX 2 2 2
BB TENOR SAX 2 2
EB BARITONE SAXOPHONE 1 2
BB TRUMPET 1 4 2
BB TRUMPET 2 4 2
F HORN 2 2
TROMBONE 4 2
BARITONE B.C. 2 2
BARITONE T.C. 2 2
TUBA 4 2
ELECTRIC BASS 1 2
PERCUSSION 1 2 2
PERCUSSION 2 2 2
MALLET PERCUSSION 2 2
TIMPANI 1 2

$60.00 (US) Inventory #HL 04001975 ISBN: 9780634037955 UPC: 073999920987 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0" Run time: 0:03:17

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