Burst composed by Sean O'Loughlin. Concert Band. For Concert Band. Carl Fischer Symphonic Performance Series. Grade 5. Full Score. Duration 3:10. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.SPS36F).
A tour de force concert opener (or a striking closer) that rips right out of the gate with a four-note motive functioning as the genesis for the rest of the piece. It comes complete with bursts of brass fanfares, woodwind flourishes, percussion interjections, and biting harmonies that build tension only resolved at the final chord. This piece packs an incredible amount of music in a short period of time. Before you know itÑwham! It's over. One of O'Loughlin's finest works to date!