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The Raven - Score

By Barry Kopetz

The Raven - Score composed by Barry Kopetz. For concert band. Bandworks. Grade 4. Score. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.GB900F).

A hauntingly lyrical masterwork based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven was commissioned by the Highland High School Wind Ensemble, Salt Lake City, Utah, Robert Curry, conductor, in commemoration of Highland's 30th anniversary.

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  • November 20, 2011 EXCELLENT

    This is the best piece I've ever played. I played bass clarinet, which is important in this piece, and I got so enthusiastic playing it that I hurt myself! The bass line is strong and everything else is magical. I cannot believe that such a song even exists! I...

    wouldn't know where to begin writing it! It is a very complicated piece with lots going on all over the place. I can never get enough of the beginning of it. Alot of the power is in the bass and It feels and sounds like we're moving mountains with the deadly music. Lots of interesting percussion and odd noises are used, requiring a good inventory and lots of skill. My school band at Brisbane State High School played this and got into the finals for a very big competition that runs across rural Queensland in Australia. We are a very good band, and this piece took all of our skill and turned it into an unstoppable force. Truly an AWESOME piece that I will never forget. :)

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