This Gift of Never and Always - PDF Score & Parts

A 10-minute Grade 5 work from the pen of Maestros Director Matt Klohs, this work is a musical representation of a poem composed by his brother Nathan Klohs some years ago from "fridge magnet words". It is an exploration in texture, delicacy, introspection, power and majesty, sheer joy and vulnerability. Instrumentation: Picc 1,2 Fl 1,2 Ob 1,2 E Hn, Bsn 1,2 Contrabsn, Eb Clar, Clar 1,2,3 Bs Clar, Asx 1,2 Tsx, Bsx, Hn 1,2,3,4 Tpt 1,2,3 Tbn 1,2 B Tbn, Euph, Tuba 1,2, Db Bs, Pno, Tymp, Perc, Bs Dr, Tri, Tamb, Glock, Mar, Vib, Cym, T-t

This work was chosen as the Test Piece (no longer required as the event has become a festival due to Covid) for the Open A Grade Concert Band division at the 2021 Australian National Band Championships.