Year: 2008 | Grade: 1


Concert Band

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Firefighters was commissioned by the Austrian Blasmusikjugend (Wind Music for Youth), as part of their requirement for new works, especially at easier levels of difficulty. Apart from the musical aspects, the composer considers it very important to evoke images in the heads of the, largely, young musicians. In Firefighters, the fire brigade turns out in the depths of night. The siren can be heard, and the dramatic situation is further echoed in the tempo (Furioso) and a number of dissonances. Accents in the percussion and the low register, as well as accessible melody lines, complement each other and reflect fire, water, and the battle against danger: an exciting musical outline!