Apocalypse (Full Instrumentation)

Apocalypse (Full Instrumentation)

Style: Modern, Dark | Difficulty: Medium Difficult | Grade: 4

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Composed by: Key Poulan, Shawn Glyde, and Dan Bryan
Originally commissioned by: Whitesboro H.S., Whitesboro, TX - Jim Cude, Director
Published By: Key Poulan Music
Duration: 7:20


is dark and sinister, tumultuous and cataclysmic. It is the sequel to the In the Beginning show and is based on the prophecy of the Book of Revelations. Apocalypse is not dark in its entirety, as if offers hope and light at the end, leaving audiences uplifted even though they realize they had just experienced a journey of incredible wrath and ferocity.

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Mvt. 1: "Rapture" conveys the sense of what is written in the Holy Bible regarding the Apocalypse, when Christ raises up his true church and its members to a realm above the earth, where all raised up will enjoy celestial bliss and eternal life with the Lord. While full of intensity, it’s also replete with wonder and awe, as if pulling back the curtain to the eternal kingdom and letting us take a peek inside. Euphoria fills the souls of those who realize their eternity is going to be one of happiness beyond their wildest imaginations.
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Mvt. 2: "Tribulation and Apocalypse" reflects the relatively short period of time when people who follow God will experience worldwide persecution. The first part of this movement captures the horror and intensity of this persecution. However, following up on the statement that “what doesn’t kill one only makes one stronger,” those true believers are purified and strengthened by the maltreatment of the masses. They are privileged to see into the Kingdom of God and find solace in that.
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Mvt. 3: "1,000 Years of Paradise" represents the idea a thousand-year reign of Christ on earth, a millennium, as proclaimed in Revelation 20:4-6. Those souls who did not receive the mark of the beast for their testimony to the word of God come to life and reign with Christ during this period, becoming blessed and holy. What was a dark and foreboding show becomes bright and light, the trumpets proclaiming the eternal promise of hope and salvation. The upbeat and festive ending lets all know that the Apocalypse is something to be welcomed and not feared.
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Show Specific Add-Ons


Many KPM shows are now available with effective drill. The drill options include stock, modified stock or custom drill packages and are all reasonably priced. Drill comes pre-designed for small, medium and large bands and can be modified to your instrumentation by the writer. Custom drills are also available!
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ClickTrax are pre-recorded click tracks designed for indoor and outdoor rehearsals. The ensemble will be able to rehearse with perfect performance tempi, accelerandos, rallentandos, and ritardandos. ClickTrax have count-off clicks and start at every possible drill phrase of the show which saves hours of rehearsal time! ClickTrax are available for this show in a high quality mp3 format!
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SmartMusic® files are available for those of you who use SmartMusic® as a means for student evaluation.
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Show posters featuring officially licensed "show specific" artwork by Key Poulan Music are available. Contact Key (key@keypoulanmusic.com) for more information.
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Warm Up Program

Be prepared all year long with a warm up program designed to develop warm up, tune, and rehearse ensemble fundamentals needed for a successful musical performance for all Key Poulan Music works.
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Power Chords for Band (On Field Warm Up)

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