Gobsmacked was commissioned by Ravnanger Brass Band (Norway). The composer Robbert Vos writes: ‘Gobsmacked is composed as an opening or encore piece which, as the title already reveals, is meant to surprise or overwhelm the audience! After a brief opening fanfare, the main theme is introduced by the solo cornet and euphonium. An accelerando leads to a quick movement, where this main theme is transformed into a con brio. In this section there’s a lot of energy to be unleashed and every band member plays a roll in creating that. 

 

Throughout the piece there are many surprises, for example some unexpected time changes, percussion effects to wake you and some trombone glissandi to make you smile. 

 

After a short and atmospheric reminiscence by the flugel to the solos from the beginning of the piece, there comes a brief percussion interruption which leads to a reprise of the con brio, but this time in slightly different form. This all comes together in the finale where a big accelerando will lead to an exciting close.'

 

Sheet music available from:

UK - www.brassband.co.uk

USA - www.solidbrassmusic.com

 

Difficulty Level: 1st Section + 

 

Instrumentation:

Soprano Cornet Eb

Solo Cornet Bb

Repiano Cornet Bb

2nd Cornet Bb

3rd Cornet Bb

Flugel Horn Bb

Solo Horn Eb

1st Horn Eb

2nd Horn Eb

1st Baritone Bb

2nd Baritone Bb

1st Trombone Bb

2nd Trombone Bb

Bass Trombone

Euphonium Bb

Bass Eb

Bass Bb

Timpani 

Percussion 1-4

 

Gobsmacked! (Brass Band) Robbert Vos

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