A Musical Palindrome

Grant Michel

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Concert Band
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe (Opt. Flute 2), Clarinet in Bb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Trumpet in Bb, Horn in F, Trombone, Euphonium B.C., Bassoon, Euphonium T.C. in Bb, Tuba, Mallet Percussion - Bells, Xyl
Item Number: BPS96
Number of Pages: 12 + 122
Duration: 2:22
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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Quick Overview

Ogopogo is a mysterious, aquatic monster said to live in a lake in British Columbia. Though that in itself may inspire a student's imagination, the piece, like its title, is also a musical palindrome. Composer Grant Michel has written both the main melody and the main counter-melody as musical palindromes and has hidden other palindromic ideas throughout the piece for students to find. This allows an already intriguing piece to become a wonderfully deep and engaging teaching tool for beginning students.

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