Gold Rush! [Reduced Instrumentation]

Gold Rush! [Reduced Instrumentation]

  • Composer: Takahashi, Shin'ya
  • Grade: 4
  • Duration: 5:20
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ZOMS-A137S
  • Inventory status: In stock

Printed set (Score & Parts)
Flute 1
Flute 2
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
F Horn 1
F Horn 2
Trombone 1
Trombone 2

[Percussion 1] Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal
[Percussion 2] Crash Cymbals, Triangle
[Percussion 3] Glockenspiel, Xylophone

When gold was discovered in California in 1848, people from the world over rushed there to realize their dreams. The resulting socioeconomic phenomenon called "gold rush " transformed western America.

Gold Rush! was composed to freely capture the human spirit of adventure, with the dreams and passions filling mining towns and camps. Constructed in A-B-A form, the piece has a central motive of five pitches (with a blue note) that sees some alterations, contrasting other more florid and vibrant lines. Rapid changes in dynamics and tempi should comically portray the frenetic lives of the gold-seekers.

Its many satisfying melodies and an agreeable difficulty level make this an attractive piece to perform and enjoy for school and community bands alike.

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