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Nocturne of Haunted Dreams

Nocturne of Haunted Dreams

Jeremy Bell

Nocturne of Haunted Dreams is a great piece for a Halloween concert.  This eerie work combines special percussion techniques such as a bowed gong and various cymbal scrapes along with a keyboard eumlating a church organ, sawtooth wave, and harpsichord patch to create a truly unique sounding work for young band that your students will enjoy playing.  The piece begins with the church organ playing a Bach-style choral Prelude backed by the woodwinds and eventually the entire ensemble.  It then transitions into a spooky, music box type of waltz with a middle section that uses trills, glissandi, and the percussion techniques described above to create an atmosphere of tension like a midnight stroll through a graveyard, when the waltz enters again to close out the piece.

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