Score and Parts Concert Band (SCORE+PARTS) - Grade 5
SKU: HL.4007248 Movement 3 from Suspended for Symphonic Band and Pre-recorded Soundscape
. Composed by Alex Shapiro. Activist Music. Concert. Duration 300 seconds. Published by Activist Music (HL.4007248).
UPC: 840126969474. 9.0x12.0x0.831 inches.
“Masked” by Alex Shapiro is composed in the exact shape of a Classical Minuet and Trio waltz, though the music––a whimsical if somewhat demented masked ball (or, balls, in this case)––bears little connection to that of Mozart or Haydn. Historically, third movement Minuets gave way to the joke-like Scherzo, and the Trio section tips its hat to some welcome levity. This is one of four movements in Suspended, a piece is composed in the tradition of an 18th century Classical symphony: four contrasting movements which serve specific functions and reveal a story. The work begins in absolute rage and chaos, then alternates between moments of grief and bleakness. Grim reality shifts to a macabre, circus-like insanity, and by the end, flickers of genuine hope contrast a pervasive sense of dread, and finally arrive at more optimistic possibilities. To perform the piece, you'll need an audio system capable of playing the prerecorded audio tracks from a laptop computer via a small digital audio interface connected to an audio mixer. Download information is provided in the printed piece.