"Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture." - Bruce Jackson
Suspensions is a show that explores the visual idea of bridges and how they can connect things together, or divide them. But it also explores the beauty of the architecture of bridges, as showcased with Bridge Over Troubled Water. Roughly 60% of the musical book consists of suspended chord qualities and melodic motives, which is simultaneously a subtle and yet altogether not-so-subtle way of driving the concept forward.
Fly to Paradise - Eric Whitacre
Suspensions - Alex Thode
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Asphalt Cocktail - 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: 2017
Difficulty: Grade 4
WSMA Class AA State Marching Band Champion
Winds arranged by Alex Thode
Front Ensemble and Battery arranged by Cole Williams
Electronic soundscapes and samples created by Colton Hines
Commissioned by the Greendale High School Marching Band (WI) - Mr. Tom Reifenberg, Director
Winds & Full Percussion
Winds, Full Percussion & Sound Design