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Dark Matter (2016)


Furman University Wind Ensemble, Les Hicken

Medium: Concert Band
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Composed: 2016 (Summer 2016 release)
Duration: 2:30
Difficulty: Grade 1

INSTRUMENTATION
Flute 1
Oboe (opt. Flute 2) 
Bassoon (opt.) 
Bb Clarinet 1/2
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone 1/2
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone

 
Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
Horn
Horn
Trombone
Baritone B.C.
(Baritone T.C.) 
Tuba

Timpani (2 drums)
Mallet Percussion (bells, xylophone)
Percussion 1 & 2 (snare drum, wind chimes, bass drum)
Percussion 3 & 4 (tambourine, suspended cymbal, gong, triangle)
Percussion 5 (optional: vibraphone)

NOTES
Dark Matter is all around us. Thought to be the gravitational "glue" that binds galaxies together, no one knows what dark matter actually is. It is this astronomical mystery that sets the stage for this rousing work for young bands.