Break Through

Mark Lortz (composer)
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1 in B, Clarinet 2 in B, B...
Break Through
Mark Lortz


Break Through is a musical representation of one’s struggle to pass through a barrier or move beyond an obstacle, either a literal breakthrough or a metaphorical achievement. The composition centers around the key of G minor to achieve a sense of dark, resonant emotion. The percussion is the heartbeat  and pulse for the introduction of the piece, while the bass drum and gong rolls create a lugubrious timbre. Melodies and counter-melodies weave in and out of the musical texture. A struggle ensues leading up to the climax, following which there is a resolution to the relative major key of B-flat. Finally, there is a transition to a recapitulation of the opening theme, moving towards a contemplative ending in G minor. 
Ensemble: Concert Band
Grade: 2
Duration: 3:18
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Series: Young Band (YPS)
Delivery Method: Print
Product Type: Score and Parts
UPC: 6-80160-92013-6
ISBN: 978-1-4911-6150-0
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