R. Christopher Teichler, Composer

Crossover - Symphony Orchestra ($80 for Print Version)

Crossover is a “band piece for orchestra." I took many of the expectations that I associate with new band music (such as mixed meter, a strong tonal center, syncopated and aggressive rhythms and prominent melodies) and put them into an orchestral context. To me, the result is something that is very reminiscent of film music, which makes me wonder if many of todays band composers are displaced film composers!

Instrumentation
3[1.2.pic] 2 2 2 - 4 3 3 1 - Timp + 2[Xyl, Vib, Marim, Crash, Tri, BD] Strings