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Title: Impossible Machine (Perpetual Motion)
Voicing/Format: Concert Band
Publisher: Fjh Music Company, Inc.
Composer: Morales, Erik
Catalog #: B1339
Series: Young Band Price: $55.00
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** Stanton’s Staff Selection – 2007 **
Key: Bb - Meters: 4/4, 2/4
Rhythms: tied 8th note syncopation, 8th-quarter-8th syncopation, triplets
Teaching Concepts: minimalist music, articulations, accidentals, counting, subdivision
Using basic rhythmic and tonal patterns in minimalist style, this work effectively captures the 'impossible machine' - a machine in perpetual motion that continuously generates its own energy. Contrasting legato lines with syncopated rhythmic patterns make this mature sounding piece a blast to play! A great way to introduce minimalism to your students. Use this opportunity to hip them to John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine and the music of Phlip Glass! (2:45)
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