|Four Bells Sketches (V.51)
Three movement work for trombone quartet, ATTB, or
TTTB. The alto trombone part is copied out for alto, treble,
and bass clefs and goes up to Eb5.
1. Serial Killer
3. Momentum Perpetuum
The first movement is a lighthearted attempt to write a serial fugue, rather than
focusing on the tonal aspects of harmonic tension and release, it gives cadencial
impressions through pitch concentration; the second movement uses a glissandi-
choral texture to create atmosphere under a long alto trombone line. In the
last movement, all the stops are pulled. A fun and challenging piece for advanced
ensembles, it was premiered by the MSU trombone quartet in spring 2003.
Page 1 of the score to Four Bells Sketches (mvt 3)
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