Blades of Steel

Larry Clark

Grade 1

Concert Band

Publisher: Excelcia Music Publishing

Blades of Steel - Larry Clark



Imagine in Medieval times a bladesmith hunched over the forge getting the metal for his next sword molten hot, so that he can hammer it into a beautiful weapon for knights to use.  Blades of Steel is meant to depict this process.  The brake drum is used to simulate this sound, along with scrapes of a gong to emulate the sound of the sword once completed. The piece is overall aggressive and full of thick resonant harmonies and bold melodies that your student will love. Larry Clark does it again!

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