Backwards

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Price: $1,000 Duration: 5:15
Difficulty: Mid A Class
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Audio Files

Mvt 1 - Ensemble

Mvt 2 - Ensemble

Mvt 3 - Ensemble

Description:

       This production features multiple phrases that are first played forwards then played exactly in reverse, some role reversal where the battery plays the melody and the pit the percussion, a tribute to the past with a modern approach to the classic work “Ode to Joy,” a hypnotic section based on the counting backwards idea and a final feel good moment to take this simple idea to the next level. From the costume design and floor options to the electronic sound production through-out, “Backwards” has everything it takes for the big over the top GE show. 
      Backwards was originally commissioned for Fountain Valley HS and was an Open class finalist at WGI Championships in 2009. This show was released for the 2010 indoor season and features the front ensemble and the tenor line.

Details:
      This version of the show requires an extra set of crotales, or some sort of tuned hand chimes for the battery to play the melody in the beginning of the 2nd movement.

Instrumentation

  • Snare
  • Tenor
  • 4 & 5 Bass Drums
  • Cymbals
  • 3 Marimbas
  • 1 Xylophone/Crotales
  • 1 Glockenspiel/Chimes
  • 3 Vibes
  • 2 Aux. Percussion
  • 2 Synthesizers

Multiple Versions:

  • Not sure which version fits you best?
  • Reserve both for no additional cost!
  • You can get the Open Class version free of charge with the purchase of the World Class show, or the A class version free with the Open class version, just request when confirming the show.

What You Get:

 PDF files for all movements including full scores, battery scores and all individual parts

Note: we do not provide the notation files for the music in an effort to protect the music

 MP3 recordings for the full ensemble, click tracks and battery percussion only

 Samples/sound effects in individual .wav files 

 Count Sheets for each Movement in Excel file format

 Personal web page with a username and password to access all your unit's show files

Original Performance Video for Reference: