The Code (March). Composed by Alan Lee Silva. For concert band (flute, oboe (opt. flute 2), clarinet 1 in Bb, clarinet 2 in Bb, bass clarinet in Bb, bassoon, alto saxophone in Eb, tenor saxophone in Bb, baritone saxophone in Eb, trumpet 1 in Bb, trumpet 2 in Bb, horn in F, trombone, euphonium t.c. in Bb, euphonium b.c). Young Performance Series. Score and parts. Duration 2 minutes, 26 seconds. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.YPS132).
Like the underscore of an international spy movie, this piece promises drama from the opening bar. The evocative harmonies, plus tight moving lines and syncopated rhythms, immediately catch one's ear. Pulsating eighth-note patterns drive the piece all the way through to the spirited conclusion. Sure to have everyone on the edge of their seat.