Four Winds (Full Instrumentation)

Four Winds (Full Instrumentation)

Style: | Difficulty: Medium Difficult | Grade: 4

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Description

In its original incarnation, Four Winds was performed in the four different quadrants of the field, one quadrant per movement. Inspired by the winds of the world, there are many different ways you can visually approach this show, focusing on gusts coming from each direction to carry the band to wherever each new movement is staged.

Music Samples

Mvt. 1: "North" focuses on the cold, icy winds of the Arctic. The introduction is somewhat dark, yet playful. The heroic main theme for the show is introduced at the musical climax.
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Mvt. 2: "West" picks up speed and is rather ominous; inspired by the natural disasters that permeate the Plains states and the far west…tornados in the former and wildfires in the latter spurred on by the Santa Ana Winds.
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Mvt. 3: "East" melodically takes us to the Middle East with an exotic sound that leads to equally exotic imagery, the combination of musical elements easily conjuring images of camels crossing the dry, barren desert.
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Mvt. 4: "South" is an epic of grandeur and wanderlust, as if the winds of the South Pacific inflate the billowing sails of ocean vessels plying the trade routes between the Old World and the Far East. Heroic and majestic, the music propels the wind through a massive push that blows everything in its path to the side, culminating in a final statement of grand adventure and triumph.
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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...

T-Shirts with officially licensed "show specific" artwork by Key Poulan Music are available for as little as $12.00!
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Posters

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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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

Guard Costume Designs enhance the overall look and feel of the color guard! Create visual interest and be remembered by designs which give you a fully produced package for a show by Key Poulan Music.
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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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