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Gotta Make Noise

For Young Band

By Michael Colgrass

Concert Band Alto Saxophone, Baritone (Bass Clef), Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Bass Drum with Attached Cymbals, Bassoon, Bells, Clarinet, Conga, Cowbell, Flute, Horn, Oboe, Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Tenor, Tenor Saxophone, Timpani, Tom-tom, Trumpet, Tuba - Grade 2
For Young Band. Composed by Michael Colgrass (1932-). FS-SWS. Michael Colgrass Series. Score and Set of Parts. With Standard notation. Composed 2003. 16+4+24+4+4+8+4+4+24+8+12+6+8+2+2+4+2+2+2+4+20 pages. Duration 3:30. Colgrass Music #COL6. Published by Colgrass Music (CF.COL6).

Item Number: CF.COL6

ISBN 9780825856075. 9 X 12 inches. Key: G minor.

Show off your percussion section with this energetic showpiece that combines jazz, rock and military drumming with playing and vocalization from the other band members who cheer on the soloists. A section is provided for improvisation allowing both the drummers and the band to create some of the music. Great for middle schools, this piece will give your band the opportunity to play syncopated rhythms in a jazz style and will truly excite your audience!

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    A freshman clarinet player
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  • December 08, 2007 It's Ok, but I have an Idea!

    This isn't my favorite piece in the world. I think that if you were to play it at a quicker tempo though, it would be quite interesting! What would be really fun to do is take a band that is a little more advanced and play this at an...

    extremely fast tempo to make it exciting because it kind of just drags on and on and doesn't feel like it's going to end if it's played slower or at tempo. It needs more dynamic contrasting, too. It's a good piece, but like I mentioned, it needs a few changes.

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