Freefall! composed by David Shaffer. Concert band. Young Concert Band. Rising Band Series for Developing Bands!. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR362). Grade 2. Score and set of parts. Composed 2009. Duration 2 minutes, 18 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.024-3853-00).
"Freefall" is defined as pure energy; motion with no acceleration other than that provided by gravity. From the very first measure, David Shaffer's latest contribution to the young band repertoire brings a level of excitement and intensity that will capture and cultivate your student's creative and performing interests. Utilizing contemporary compositional techniques such as tone clusters, driving ostinato patterns, and simple but fast paced melodic lines, this unique composition is appropriate for festival and concert performances and is sure to become a favorite with your students and audiences.
About Rising Band Series
The Sound Foundations and Rising Band Series are carefully written to provide quality programming correlated to the first four semesters of band instruction. The Rising Band series includes publications at two grade levels identified by color. The GREEN Grade 1.5 Rising Band Series further expands the note, key and rhythmic content continuing the sequence of musical developmental. The MAROON Grade 2 Rising Band Series completes the two-year sequence with quality works for the band that's growing in musical proficiency