The Gauntlet

Matthew Putnam

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Concert Band
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Flute 2 (opt.), 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, Bassoon, Euphonium T.C. in Bb, Tuba, Mallet Percussion, Chimes, Bells, Timpani, Percussion 1: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Percussion 2: Cymbals, Triangle, Tambourin, Temple Blocks, Gong
Item Number: BPS115
Number of Pages: 138
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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Quick Overview

The Gauntlet is a piece written to sound bold and exciting while also being accessible to young performers with a limited range. Simple yet bold rhythms add excitement, heightened by the fact that every section has an opportunity to play melodic content. The interesting "development" section provides a contrast to the opening and helps to build the suspense before the return of the main theme The percussion helps to drive the energy of the piece by providing a variety of colorful sounds including a gong solo at the end to signal the knight's triumph.

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