Liquid Compass

Liquid Compass

Series: Activist Music Publisher: Activist Music Format: Softcover Score & Parts Composer: Alex Shapiro

Level: 5

Continuing in the tradition of her innovative electroacoustic band works including Paper Cut, Immersion, and Tight Squeeze, Alex Shapiro's Liquid Compass takes the musicians and the audience on a journey that spans the mystical and the triumphant. A subliminal connection to the sea is conveyed through the creative use of metal bowls filled with water, and flutists will particularly enjoy the otherworldly “ooh-wah” effect that wends through the piece. Commemorating¬†the 140th anniversary of Carthage College's wind band, this work¬†migrates to different places, but never loses its bearings in pursuit of a musical true north.

To perform the piece, you'll need an audio system capable of playing the prerecorded audio tracks from a laptop computer via a small digital audio interface connected to an audio mixer. Download information is provided in the printed piece. Dur: 9:00 Recorded by the Central Washington University Wind Ensemble, Lewis Norfleet - Director.

Instrumentation Number of Parts Pages Per Part
CONDUCTOR SCORE (FULL SCORE) 1 44
PICCOLO 1 3
FLUTE 1 4 4
FLUTE 2 4 4
OBOE 2 4
ENGLISH HORN 1 4
BASSOON 1 1 4
BASSOON 2 1 4
BB CLARINET 1 4 4
BB CLARINET 2 4 4
BB CLARINET 3 4 4
BB BASS CLARINET 2 4
EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 4
BB TENOR SAXOPHONE 2 4
EB BARITONE SAXOPHONE 1 4
BB TRUMPET 1 4 4
BB TRUMPET 2 4 3
BB TRUMPET 3 4 3
F HORN 1 1 4
F HORN 2 1 4
F HORN 3 1 4
F HORN 4 1 4
TROMBONE 1 3 4
TROMBONE 2 3 4
BASS TROMBONE 2 4
EUPHONIUM BC 2 4
EUPHONIUM TC 1 4
TUBA 2 4
STRING BASS 1 4
TIMPANI, BASS DRUM, METAL BOWL 1 4
PERCUSSION 2 8
MALLET PERCUSSION 1 1 7
MALLET PERCUSSION 2 1 7
MALLET PERCUSSION 3 1 7

$195.00 (US) Inventory #HL 04003972 UPC: 888680020613 Width: 12.0" Length: 9.25" Run time: 0:09:00

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