Ignition by Todd Stalter. Concert Band. Concert Band; Score; SmartMusic. Alfred Concert Band. Grade 4. 24 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.36719S).
"Ignition" is a blindingly fast, raucously energetic concert opener that derives its title from the consecutive rising three-note cells that are the building blocks for almost the entire work. However, the energy unleashed in the music and the imagery of the title serve both as a metaphor for the "spark" of creativity, and as a "celebration in sound" for those who find and follow their own true lifeâ€™s passion and pass it along to others, "igniting" the flame for another generation. It was written for the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony and their conductor, Scott Stewart, who have been steadfast supporters of Todd Stalterâ€™s compositions, as a musical "Thank you!" from a grateful composer.