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Paper Cut

Commissioned by American Composers Forum

By Alex Shapiro

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Concert Band (Score & Parts) - Grade 3
Commissioned by American Composers Forum. Composed by Alex Shapiro (1962-). BandQuest. Published by American Composers Forum (HL.4003021).

Item Number: HL.4003021

ISBN 0965656985. 9x12 inches.

Composer Alex Shapiro's piece Paper Cut is reminiscent of a movie soundtrack to which the musicians can imagine their own dramatic scene. Paper Cut is written to make the players themselves part of the action with choreographed maneuvers that look as compelling as they sound. In fact, the band members don't even play their instruments until halfway into the piece – instead they “play” paper along with a prerecorded track! The unusual element of paper and the myriad sounds that can emerge from something so simple offers a fresh view of what music-making can be and opens everyone's ears to the sonic possibilities found among everyday objects. Although Paper Cut was composed with middle schoolers in mind, it's also suited to more advanced musicians, since the paper techniques and the skill of playing against a prerecorded track are interesting for all ages. 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. A free downloadable interdisciplinary curriculum for teaching Paper Cut is also available for download at www.BandQuest.org.

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Bandquest®, an exciting series of new music and accompanying curricula for band, is a program published by the American Composers Forum. The series was started as a response to feedback from music educators that there is a pressing need for new, fresh band music. The heart of this program is new works written by a diverse group of leading American composers who have created challenging pieces that are a true departure from standard middle school repertoire. Every BandQuest project includes a residency component in which the composer works collaboratively with a middle school as they create their new piece.ÿMany BandQuest pieces are accompanied by an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to assist students as they learn the music and to integrate each piece with non-music studies. Visit www.bandquest.org to learn more about this innovative series, and email bandquest@composersforum.org to request a free downloadable audio catalog.ÿ.

About 2011 Midwest Clinic Performance Pieces

This title was performed at the 2011 Midwest Clinic, the largest band and choral educational conference in the United States. Over thirty performances are given each year by diverse ensembles of varying levels - elementary school, high school, college, military and more. Each performance title is carefully selected and represents the very best in educational sheet music. The Midwest Clinic aims to raise the standards of music education while supporting teachers and music educators.

FULL SCORE 24 pages

PICCOLO 2 pages

FLUTE 2 pages

OBOE 2 pages

BASSOON 2 pages

BB CLARINET 2 pages

BB BASS CLARINET 2 pages

EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 pages

BB TENOR SAXOPHONE 2 pages

EB BARITONE SAXOPHONE 2 pages

BB TRUMPET 1 2 pages

BB TRUMPET 2 2 pages

F HORN 2 pages

TROMBONE 1 2 pages

TROMBONE 2 2 pages

EUPHONIUM IN TREBLE CLEF 2 pages

EUPHONIUM IN BASS CLEF 2 pages

TUBA 2 pages

ELECTRIC BASS 2 pages

SNARE DRUM 2 pages

BASS DRUM 2 pages

VIBRAPHONE 2 pages

CRASH CYMBALS 2 pages

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Larry Jr
    Location:
    France
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2012-01-15 00:00:00.0 Great

    Great piece of music! Buy it as quick as possible!!

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