Marching Band

The Swan

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Description

Level: Intermediate / Advanced
The Swan is a beautiful and mesmerizing production that offers multiple conceptual avenues connected to the notion of change. The score takes inspiration from Camille Saint-Saens’ “The Swan” from Carnival of the Animals and weaves the theme through the entire production. Whether through the stirring and luminary harmonic textures featured in the opening minutes; the lyrically dramatic ensemble swells of the ballad; or the complex orchestration between varying instrumental timbres during its appropriately stunning conclusion, The Swan highlights the importance of the journey beyond the destination - capturing the infinite spectrum of emotions in between.

Instrumentation

Music by Kevin Shah
Battery Percussion by Tony Nuñez

Soloists: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Baritone

Flute
Oboe
Clarinet (2)
Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Alto Saxophone (2)
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone

Trumpets (3)
Horn
Low Brass (3)
Tuba

Snares
Tenors
Bass Drums (5)
Single Tom

Xylophone / Bells
Vibraphone (4)
Marimba (5)
Synthesizer (2) * MainStage File Included
Timpani
Drumset
Auxiliary Percussion