THE RAPTOR RIDES THE WHALE (2018)
For Concert Band
Duration Approximately 4:15
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FULL SCORE / 1 1 1 2 (+Bass) Alto, Tenor, Bari / 2 1 2 1 1 / Timp Perc (5)
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THE RAPTOR RIDES THE WHALE is an aggressive, driving, modal work that heavily features the percussion section, utilizing multiple special effects. At 156 BPM, the piece pushes the tempo boundaries while instrumentation and technical demand stay well within grade 2.5-3. Inspired by the artwork of Stirling Prentice (Winged Beast), shown here. (This radical lithograph Copyright © Stirling Prentice + Winged Beast.) Support the artist here: http://www.wingedbeastoutfitters.com
(Damn it, even Nedry knew better than to mess with the raptor fences...)