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Hold Fast by Casey McClure

Model # 01950 By: C. Alan Publications
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  • Overview

    • For 10 Players
    • Climactic Beginning and Ending
    • Difficulty: Medium +
    • Duration: 6:30
    • Shifting Pulses
    • Lots of Runs
  • Item Details

    The 10-player piece Hold Fast by Casey McClure is a note-heavy, challenging and climactic piece that gets your pulse racing - literally. The pulse shifts through out the piece with changing meters and adding and subtracting groups of players.

    This is a very interesting piece to listen to and would be an excellent gem for your advanced college-aged group of players.

    Difficulty: Medium +

    Duration: 6:30

    Instruments Required:

    • Bells
    • Chimes
    • Vibraphones (2)
    • 4.3-Octave Marimbas (3)
    • 5.0-Octave Marimba (1)
    • Timpani
    • Triangle
    • Suspended Cymbal
    • Bass Drum

    Notes from the composer:

    The title Hold Fast is literally a challenge to the listener to "hold fast" to the underling rhythmic pule established in the first sections of the work. This pulse is slowly usurped by changing meters and unequal divisions of the measures. Each section highlights different combinations of the wood and metal instruments.

    The pulse grows indistinct and is eventually lost. Finally, he music retreats in energy and volume as the players of the xylophone, vibraphone, and one marimba attempt to reestablish the pulse. Rolled chords by the remaining marimba players echo the initial harmonies of the work. Suddenly, all players are caught up in a surge of power led by the timpanist. The driving rhythms force the music toward the climax as the ensemble revels in the restored pulse.

  • Specifications

    Name Hold Fast by Casey McClure
    Brand C. Alan Publications
    Model # 01950
    UPC Code [Error processing dynamic tag getCurrentAttribute('item', 'upccode') : record invtpart 87648 not found]
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    DifficultyMedium +
    Number of Mallets10
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    Author/ComposerMcClure, Casey
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