Devil’s Drive by Brett Abigaña

January 15, 2018  |   Posted In



By Brett Abigaña

Grade Level: 5.5

Devil’s Drive was written in 2017 for the Alabama Winds and their conductor Randall Coleman. The piece opens with a shattering note in the horns, setting the stage for the breakneck reel that follows, while the sounds of steel guitars, banjos, and mandolins infuse the texture and lend a bluegrass feel to the piece. Solos are passed around the ensemble, and as the title suggests, the groove never looses momentum or energy. A final ecstatic statement of the reel is imbued with polyrhythmic counterpoint in the brass and winds as the piece races towards a breathless finish. Meant originally as a concert opener, Devil’s Drive can also work as a closer or encore.

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Weight 0.1 lbs
Dimensions .004 × 11 × 17 in

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