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Beethoven Machine, The

Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Concert Band
Composer Michael Colgrass
Publisher Colgrass Music
Grade 2

Price: $90.00

Catalog #COL7

UPC code: 798408056094

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Beethoven Machine, The Composed by Michael Colgrass. For Concert Band. Published by Colgrass Music. (COL7)

Percussion and percussion effects are common from composers who are trained percussionists such as Michael Colgrass. The Beethoven Machine uses Sonatina in G treated in various keys, styles, and tonalities. Each time a variation is finished an interjecting, highly mechanical sound is used as the transition. The effect is like someone playing with the sonatina as a child plays with blocks; each time coming up with a new combination. The piece is written to showcase the woodwinds as a "children's orchestra" and the brass as an "adult orchestra". The woodwinds give a playful, youthful sound to the themes while the brass provide a more quintessential Beethovenesque style. A great piece to add some high school players to the junior high concert.

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