Mysterious front ensemble voicing gives Shift a dark beginning before a haunting flute solo starts the show. Supported by an underlying battery presence, woodwind voices build tempo and volume giving way to strong brass hits and a powerful full percussion presence. A shift in tempo leads out of the first production with a foreboding feel. A clarinet feature opens the ballad, beginning to lighten the production. Different musical voices subtly bring back the dark feel with musical falls, before more powerful chordal progressions let the light return, completely shifting the mood of the show. The final movement starts building energy right away with driving front ensemble runs, increasing the speed and volume before the full ensemble re-enters. A succinct percussion feature utilizes strong support from the front ensemble, transitioning to an upbeat major chord dominated feeling, bringing the show out of the darkness it started in, and pushing it fully into the light. As quickly as the build occurs, it fades out giving one final statement to the flute soloist to bookend the production.
By: John Meehan
Percussion by Mike Huestis
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|Also included in the purchase price:|
|Full Wind Instrumentation Score and Parts|
|Reduced Wind Instrumentation Score and Parts|
|A simplified woodwind part|
|Wind notation files (Sibelius 6 and XML to import into Finale)||$250|
|Percussion notation files (Sibelius 6 and XML to import into Finale)||$250|