Enter your username and password

Forgotten your username or password?

Your Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

Goldbrick oilslick

Sheet Music: Score

Goldbrick oilslick / by Tim Hansen.

by Tim Hansen (2012)

  • Purchase Price: $61.59 (Usually ships in 2-5 business days) — Add to Cart
  • Library Availability: Q 784.2/HAN 6 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: Piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3-5 players), drumkit, electric guitar (with distortion pedal), electric bass, harp, grand piano, synthesizer, strings.
  • Digital Library -- View full score online

    Not a member? Become a member online and access the Digital Library immediately
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by NYU Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Haas from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists


Add to Cart

Usually ships in 2-5 business days

Shipping Info

Product details

Goldbrick Oilslick was composed specfically for performance by youth/university orchestras. The individual lines are pretty straight forward, and the whole is certainly more complex than the sum of its parts. The piece could be thought of as an inexorable build to a massive climax. The piece begins with a number of tiny gestures in what is almost A minor... but not quite. Seemingly inconsequential, they continue over and over against the backdrop of an increasingly chaotic string section. The chaos builds, and the listener begins to notice that the individual motifs are beginning to merge into more unified gestures, punctuated by larger and larger climactic smashes. The percussion kicks in, the volume goes up, until finally, without really understanding how we got here, the whole orchestra is playing together as an enormous, gloriously raucous band. The long awaited climax happens, and the piece comes to a thunderous end.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (42p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Great for a university/youth orchestra. Piano part is challenging, rest of the parts are fine.

Duration: 10 mins

Commissioned by NYU Symphony Orchestra.

First performance by NYU Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Haas — 27 Feb 12. Symphony Space, New York, USA

Includes program notes and performance notes.

The composer cites the following influences on this work:

A rock and roll big band mixed with Danny Elfman, sprinkled with Elena Kats-Chernin.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720125-57-2

Related products

This work is also available in the following products:

Selected works by AMC represented artists
CD: Selected works by AMC represented artists : vol. 22

Goldbrick oilslick
Parts: Goldbrick oilslick / by Tim Hansen.


- Browse other works for Full orchestra

- Browse other works by Tim Hansen

User reviews

Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this item.

To post a comment please login