Year: 2002 | Grade: 4

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Concert Band

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Otto M. Schwarz is endeavoring to contribute new ideas to concert band literature. He has contributed in the field of multimedia (Asteroid), and with his many compositions in symphonic/modern arrangement (Jazz Waltz No 1, Fire and Ice or Band Fever). His new composition Funk Attack is, as the name suggests, a piece in funk style. Otto M. Schwarz first gained his experience in his style in the 8o´s, transcribing numbers by famos Amerarican bands including Earth, Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, and the British slap idol Mark King (Level 42). Funk attack is  typical of ‘the concert band scene’ and requires absolute precision in phrasing and rhythm. Without the support of a great percussion groove, the orchestra plays an interlocked theme in the central section in style of recent American Big Bands. Otto M. Schwarz dedicated this work to “Alexander Veit and Symphonic Winds”.

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Funk Attack ist ein für die „Blasmusikszene“ untypisches Werk und verlangt absolute Genauigkeit in Phrasierung und Rhythmik. Im Mittelteil spielt das Orchester ohne den Rückhalt eines Schlagzeuggrooves ein in sich verzahnendes Thema im Stile der zeitgenössischen großen amerikanischen Bigbands. Otto M. Schwarz hat dieses Werk Alexander Veit und Symphonic Winds gewidmet.

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