Bone Storm

Written: 2003

Price: $15

Commissioned By: Martin Montoya

Duration: ca. 6:15

Grade Level: 6

Bone Storm is influenced by the music of Michael Daugherty, a contemporary composer who notes popular music influences in his music.  In order to achieve a “tonal groove,” I decided to use the timpani and treat the piece as a duet, rather than an accompanied solo.  The trombone and timpani parts are written to complement and contrast each other, with a “storm” of exchanged notes and rhythms.

While obviously a reference to the trombone, the title Bone Storm also refers to TV’s “The Simpsons,” and Bart’s plea, “Buy me ‘Bone Storm’ or go to Hell!

 

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Bone Storm is written for and dedicated to Martin Montoya.