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To the rescue! : symphonic wind band

by Paul Stanhope (2007)

To the rescue!



Score & Part

To the rescue! : band / Paul Stanhope

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Work Overview

I have long been a fan of Warner Brothers cartoons and their music scores from the golden age of the 1950s and 60s. To the Rescue is my response to an imagined cartoon-like scenario of a rescue with hair-brained schemes, much ridiculous activity but little actual rescuing.

Musically, the piece is full of animated running semiquaver passages, replete with percussion effects straight out of cartoon-scores and lively, exaggerated pastiche elements. In the dying stages of the piece, the full forces of the concert band finally come together as one, and perhaps in a concerted last-ditch effort, a serious rescue attempt is indeed mustered!

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: Concert band

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Level 4.5

Commission note: Commissioned by Reed Music

First performance: by Grainger Wind Symphony at Grainger Wind Symphony (Melba Hall) on 20 Jun 2009

Performances of this work

20 Jun 2009: at Grainger Wind Symphony (Melba Hall). Featuring Grainger Wind Symphony.

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