Earth: Construction in Four Movements (Full Instrumentation)

Earth: Construction in Four Movements (Full Instrumentation)

Style: | Difficulty: Medium Difficult | Grade: 4

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Description

Earth: Construction in Four Movements pays homage to the four classical elements as they were perceived by the ancients, conceived with the idea of using different colors to portray each of the four sections. The band that commissioned this show created a framework for a 16-foot tall globe and marched through it during the show, utilizing the set as a major visual focus.

Music Samples

Mvt. 1: "Air" was written with the intention of using whites, sheers and light pastels to express the notion of nimbleness and weightlessness. Imagine being carried away in a hot air balloon and experiencing a light wind as you float through the crystalline sky, breathing all that is clean and fresh and feeling fully revitalized by the gentle wafting of the unseen currents.
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Mvt. 2: "Fire" explores the ritualistic use of fire by the Aztecs during ceremonies of human sacrifice. Intensely rhythmic and overwhelmingly bombastic, this movement is best expressed by a fiery inferno of reds and oranges.
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Mvt. 3: "Water" creates a sense of relaxation with soothing sounds, as if gentle waves are rippling outwards from a pebble dropped in a pool or stream. Blues and shades of aqua would help enhance this sense of “ahhhhhhhhhh.”
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Mvt. 4: "Land" is as regal as a lush European countryside resplendent in rich green grasses, hence shades of deep green would be appropriate here. The musical shades are very much inspired by the “proper” symphonic restraint of music from the Old Country.
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Show Specific Add-Ons

Drill

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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Show T-Shirts, clothing, etc...

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ClickTrax

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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Posters

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Flag Designs

Show appropriate flag designs are available for your color guard! Our flag designs support the intended concept of a show by Key Poulan Music.
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Guard Costume Designs

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General Add Ons

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)

There's nothing like a great backfield performance of previous Santa Clara Vanguard chord progressions that are designed to energize not only the members of your band but the audience as well.
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Basics! Basics! Basics! (Fundamentals for Band Program)

The cornerstone program of Key Poulan's musical successes as a band director. This extremely comprehensive, self-paced individualized music skills program is designed to foster the development of high school students into solidly literate musicians.
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