“Impetus” for brass band

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Impetus for brass band (duration: 5′)

Winner, NYBBA Catalyst Composition Competition

im • pe • tus

  1. the force or energy with which a body moves.
  2. the force that makes something happen or happen more quickly

Impetus is an exciting, fast-paced concert opener or closer. Beginning with a canon based on a driving mixed-meter ostinato, the full band joins in one section at a time before shifting into a slow, lyrical section with solos for euphonium and flugelhorn. A cornet solo then leads the into the lively mixed-meter finale which features the percussion section and builds into a triumphant coda.