Arachnophobia and Fugue

James Meredith

Performing Ensemble: Concert Band
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Flute 2 (opt.), Clarinet 1 in Bb, Clarinet 2 in Bb, BassClarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Trumpet 1 in Bb, Trumpet 2 in Bb, Horn in F, Trombone, Euphonium, Euphonium T.C. in Bb, Tuba, Mallet Percussion, Xylophone, Timpani, Percussion 1:Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Percussion 2: Crash Cymbals, Newspaper (rolled struck on tabletop)
Item Number: YPS203P
Number of Pages: 174
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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Imagine Bach trying to compose in his studio while being pestered by a spider! Arachnophobia and Fugue exposes students to the Baroque style of music using dramatic contrasts, light articulation, chorale-style sections, and multiple references to Bach's works. The spider is represented by the xylophone and/or marimba supported by the flutes. As a humorous bonus, auxiliary percussion includes rolled-up newspapers to swat the pesky spider throughout the piece.

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