Band or Flexible Ensemble
2019
Grade: 2
Length: 3′

Instrumentation

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet in B 1, 2

Bass Clarinet in B

Bassoon

Alto Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Trumpet in B

Horn in F

Trombone

Baritone T. C.

Euphonium

Tuba

Timpani

Percussion 1 (Xylophone, Glockenspiel)

Percussion 2 (Bass Drum, Snare Drum)

Percussion 3 (Triangle, Whip, Vibraphone, Crash Cymbals)

Premiere

Michigan State University Campus Band – February 18, 2019

Program Note

           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.