SUMMARY

The Butterfly Effect is a show that reflects the philosophical idea that if a butterfly flaps its wings, disaster will occur somewhere else because of that action. In the bigger picture, the show tells the story of how every action we do as humans ripples into the lives of the rest of the world, and that every person is important.

The show presents what is actually, "two shows in one." The first half of the show depicts the first cause and effect, with the cause leading to a disastrous and chaotic effect. But everything then comes to a sudden stop... everything rewinds, including the main motifs of the music, leading to a different cause and effect, with the "new" effect leading to a more joyous outcome.


INSTRUMENTATION

WINDS
Flute
Clarinet in Bb 1, 2
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Baritone Sax

Trumpet in Bb 1, 2, 3
Mellophone
Low Brass 1, 2
Tuba

PERCUSSION
Timpani
Synthesizer 1, 2
Vibraphone 1, 2
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Marimba 1, 2
Chimes
Percussion 1, 2, 3


REPERTOIRE

Symphonic Metamorphosis - Paul Hindemith
A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics - James Horner
Saying Goodbye to Those You So Love - James Horner
The Butterfly Effect (original music) - Alex Thode


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.


INFORMATION

CUSTOM ARRANGEMENT
Year Commissioned: 2015
Difficulty: Grade 4
Duration: 7:45
2015 KMEA Class AAAA State Champion

Commissioned by the Dixie Heights High School Marching Band (KY) - Mr. Robb Duddey, Director


$1,250

Winds & Front Ensemble



NOTE: The band made a few tasteful edits, differing from the original version of the show (mp3 above) for their performances.