[DOWNLOAD] Bismuth Psychedelia II- Brass Octet

[DOWNLOAD] Bismuth Psychedelia II- Brass Octet


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Bb Trumpet 1 (doubling Bb Piccolo Trumpet)
Bb Trumpet 2
Bb Trumpet 3
F Horn (doubling 2 Anvils)
Trombone 1
Trombone 2

Commissioned by Tokai University Sugao High School Wind Symphony, and composed as a sequel to "Bismuth Psychedelia I". While it shares elements with the previous work, I have taken a more assertive approach to homophony and glissandos. Through those efforts, I tried to express the metallic hues of bismuth and the grotesque impression of interplays of regularity and irregularity.

Let me refer to some techniques.The glissando marked as "harm." is a harmonic glissando, tracing a natural overtone sequence, and is notated separately from regular glissandos. "Moderately" and "fast" in the middle section indicate the speed of opening and closing movements with the wah-wah mute. When the same speed is indicated across different parts, you do not have to synchronize the speed; instead, you can create a distinct sound by introducing a deliberate "gap" between them.

In the fast section, create a robust, well-defined sound with clear contours. Conversely, in the middle section, it would be better to envision a "flickering light" or a subtle gradation.

(Takafumi Hikage)