Urban Sprawl

for Chamber Orchestra

Clint Needham

Performing Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

After spending months looking, my wife and I bought a home in the suburbs.
While looking, I increasingly became intrigued by the overall "funkyness" of the
insides of a number of houses we were shown by our realtor. From the crazy
wallpaper, to the downright hideous paint colors, to the do -it-yourself projects
gone wrong, to the fresh smells of wacky tobacky, some of these homes were
real "standouts." After seeing so many of these homes, I began to imagine who
these current homeowners were. I started picturing them moving about their
homes, doing these crazy projects, and dancing a quirky new dance I called the
"urban sprawl" (think Nixon dancing in "Nixon in China").

Urban Sprawl is a 7-minute funky, jazzy, kitschy, and hopef ully fun ode to
"Suburban Life" (which was the working title). The work was written for and
premiered by Alarm Will Sound at the 2011 Mizzou New Music Summer Festival.

Available on Rental

Scores & Parts

Urban Sprawl - Full Score - Study
Urban Sprawl - Full Score - Large

Additional Information

Composition Date 2011
Duration 00:06:30
Orchestration 1(dbl. Picc.) 1(dbl. E.H.) 2(EbCl.; BbCl. dbl. B.Cl.) 1 - 1 1 1 0; Perc. Drum set, Pno. Str.
Premiere 16th July, 2011; Alarm Will Sound, Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

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