Raise the Roof (for Timpani and Symphonic Band Full Score). Composed by Michael Daugherty (1954-). For Concert Band, Timpani, Symphonic Band. Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books. 96 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051096329. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48019705).
ISBN 1423455827. 9x12 inches.
Raise the Roof is inspired by the construction of grand architectural wonders such as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (1345) and the Empire State Building in New York City (1931). Daugherty creates a grand acoustic construction by bringing the timpani into the foreground and incorporating a wide variety of timpani techniques to create long expressive melodies and a tour de force cadenza. Duration - ca. 13:00.