Richards: Bat out of Hell for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band (full score and parts)
Code: JP6015 ISMN: 979-0-3019-0574-6
Bat out of Hell for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band by Paul Richards. The set includes a solo alto saxophone part, ensemble performance parts, and full score.
An alto saxophone solo part and study score (smaller size) is available as a separate purchase. (JP6016). Due to the extensive use of percussion in the concert band accompaniment, no piano reduction is available.
Instrumentation: Solo Alto Saxophone Piccolo 2 Flutes 2 Oboes 2 Bassoons 3 Clarinets in B-flat Bass Clarinet Soprano Saxophone Alto Saxophone Tenor Saxophone Baritone Saxophone 3 Trumpets in B-flat 4 Horns in F 2 Trombones Bass Trombone Euphonium Tuba Timpani 5 Percussion
In the still of the night, a tiny bat emerges from a long forgotten cave. With infernal energy and insatiable hunger, the creature darts about as if dodging the fires of hell, furiously fast and untraceable, wreaking havoc and destruction until dawn.
"Bat out of Hell" was composed for Jonathan Helton and the Mahidol Wind Symphony, Christopher Hughes, conductor, for the 2009 World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok, Thailand. Duration: 11 minutes
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