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Octet for Winds and Percussion
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Leroy Osmon's Octet is an unusual example of the genre. Four woodwinds, two trombonists, and two percussionists allow Osmon unusual timbres and an unexpected mix of musical ideas - brassy strikes against smoother melodies, the juxtaposition of fanfares and quiet mystical sounds, and surprising blends of tonal color. The three movements bring Osmon's blend of wind Americana (Sousa, Copeland, and Foster) to the fore, mixing with the sounds of Mexican bands and the harmonic complexity of Yucatan classical music.
Voicing/Instrument: Chamber Music