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By Kimberly Archer

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Concert band (Piccolo, Flute 1/2, Oboe 1/2, Bassoon, Clarinet in Bb 1, Clarinet in Bb 2, Clarinet in Bb 3, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone 1/2, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet in Bb 1/2, Trumpet in Bb 3, Horn in F 1/2, Trombone 1/2, Euphonium, (Baritone T.C.) - grade 4
Composed by Kimberly Archer. Band Music. Maestro Band Series. Score and parts. Duration 3:20. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.10140).

Item Number: CN.10140

Panopticon takes you inside a 'musical' jail. Listening to the musical depiction of the inside of a prison, an escape, and the former prisoners attitude to the structure will provide an informative and musically satisfying journey for the musicians and the audience.

A Panopticon (literally 'all-seeing-) is a Greek prison designed so that the entire interior is visible from a single vantage point. The modal flavor of the work is perhaps reminiscent of ancient Greek music, but the piece itself is meant to depict only a prison of the imagination, in any culture. There are three distinct musical gestures: imprisonment (which represents the bulk of the piece), a jail break sequence (starting at m. 64), and a nose-thumbing gesture at the end, as the escaped prisoner looks back on the panopticon from his/her newfound freedom. 'Kimberly Archer.

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