For Ensemble

Clint Needham

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Chamber Ensemble
Instrumentation: Flute/Piccolo, Clarinet in Bb/Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello
Item Number: 114-41651
Number of Pages: 112
Duration: 0:10:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


Quick Overview

Needham's Axioms is his musical distillation/expression of seven different snippets of proverbs, quotes, and axioms, each carefully chosen for the imagery they present. Consider "Hell hath no fury..." as the foundation of a movement, or "Music hath charms..." translated to sound. Needham was successful in this project, such that Axioms was awarded the 2008 Heckscher Composition Prize from Ithaca College. For advanced performers. Hear an excerpt on Soundcloud.


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Scores & Parts

Axioms - Set of Parts
Axioms - Full Score - Study

Additional Information


1. Music hath charms…
2. …the supreme excellence is simplicity
3. There is no supreme beauty…
4. Still waters…
5. Hell hath no fury…
6. …fan the fire like wind
7. The grass is greener…

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