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Impossible Machine (Perpetual Motion)

Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Concert Band
Composer Erik Morales
Publisher Fjh Music Company, Inc.
Series Young Band
Grade 2.5-3
Catalog # B1339

Price: $55.00

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Impossible Machine (Perpetual Motion) Composed by Erik Morales. For Concert Band. Published by Fjh Music Company, Inc.. (Catalog # B1339, UPC: 674398222315)

** Stanton’s Staff Selection – 2007 **
Key: Bb - Meters: 4/4, 2/4
Rhythms: tied 8th note syncopation, 8th-quarter-8th syncopation, triplets
Teaching Concepts: minimalist music, articulations, accidentals, counting, subdivision

Using basic rhythmic and tonal patterns in minimalist style, this work effectively captures the 'impossible machine' - a machine in perpetual motion that continuously generates its own energy. Contrasting legato lines with syncopated rhythmic patterns make this mature sounding piece a blast to play! A great way to introduce minimalism to your students.  Use this opportunity to hip them to John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine and the music of Phlip Glass! (2:45)

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