Antagonist composed by Larry Clark. For Flute, Oboe (Opt. Flute 2), Clarinet in Bb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Trumpet in Bb, Horn in F, Trombone, Euphonium B.C., Alternate Trombone, Euphonium T.C. in Bb, Tuba, Mallet Percussion, . Carl Fischer Beginning Performance Series. Grade 1. Score and parts. 16+12 pages. Duration 2 minutes, 14 seconds. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.BPS64).
In every great story there is always an antagonist, the character of opposing force who is central to the success of the story. Larry Clark has applied this concept to music in a new beginning band piece, fascinating in sound and an excellent cross-curricular tie with English classes, musically illustrating the structure of a good story. This piece is aggressive and at times, purposely antagonizing. Designed with the youngest of players in mind, it works on simple repeated eighth note patterns as the foundation for the melodic material. As is typical in a Larry Clark piece, interesting parts are provided for all instruments, and everyone gets to play the melody.