Music boxes. Claustrophobia. Stacks, layers, and shapes. The visual possibilities are endless with what you could portray with Boxed In. This rendition features music boxes with dancers on the top that are activated by a violin solo, and in turn, the band is activated as well using the main motives from the aptly titled "Bring Me to Life." The show takes a tumultuous and unique musical journey through the 'square' rhythmic pulse of "Aha!" and the slow, simple rhythms yet complex sonorities of "Sleep." Up next is the square, box-like, dubstep-driven percussion feature "All Is Hell That Ends Well," all coming to a chaotic close with "Wine-Dark Sea" as the band itself becomes "boxed in," and there are several ways to convey this. The show then ends with an optional post-show that portrays the music box winding down...
The creative possibilities really are endless here!
Clarinet in Bb 1, 2
Trumpet in Bb 1, 2, 3
Low Brass 1, 2, 3
Synthesizer 1, 2
Vibraphone 1, 2
Marimba 1, 2, 3
Percussion 1, 2, 3
Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
Aha! - Imogen Heap
Sleep - Eric Whitacre
All Is Hell That Ends Well - Two Steps from Hell
Wine-Dark Sea - John Mackey
Please Note: ALL WORKS MENTIONED ARE COPYRIGHTED BY VARIOUS COPYRIGHT OWNERS, AND WILL REQUIRE LICENSING PRIOR TO THE CREATION OF AN ARRANGEMENT FOR YOUR GROUP.
Year Commissioned: 2015
Difficulty: Grade 4
WSMA Class AA State Marching Band Champion
Commissioned by the Greendale High School Marching Band (WI) - Mr. Tom Reifenberg, Director
Winds & Front Ensemble
Version 1 contains no trumpets in the ballad, as the original commissioning ensemble had their trumpet section all play baritones throughout the ballad.
Version 2 has an alternate ballad, with trumpets.