RAT RACE!

YEAR

2007, Revised 2010

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Orchestra:

2222/4331/timp+2/hp/str

 

DURATION

7 minutes

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

February 18, 2012

Sioux City Symphony

Conducted by Ryan Haskins

 

PROGRAM NOTE

Rat Race is my homage to Hollywood film scores. This high pursuit overture for orchestra pulls almost every trick of the trade when it comes to that action blockbuster or that animated magical fantasy soundtrack. As the title suggest, the music is about many many rats in pursuit of an object, cheese perhaps. From the screeching high violins, steroidal brass, heavy metal percussion and magical wind filigree, Rat Race is pure action, chase music that will hopefully have the popcorn flying. 

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