Band or Flexible Ensemble
Clarinet in B♭ 1, 2
Bass Clarinet in B♭
Trumpet in B♭
Horn in F
Baritone T. C.
Percussion 1 (Xylophone, Glockenspiel)
Percussion 2 (Bass Drum, Snare Drum)
Percussion 3 (Triangle, Whip, Vibraphone, Crash Cymbals)
Michigan State University Campus Band – February 18, 2020
Zigzag uses playful rhythmic and melodic patterns to create a lively and unpredictable texture. A core motive of two eighth notes is introduced, developed, and passed between low- and high-voiced instruments, while a contrasting lyrical melody twists and turns up and down the scale. Surprising rhythmic accents and syncopation combine with registral displacement and abrupt changes in direction to result in music that zigs and zags in unexpected ways.