The Inaudible Do

for Wind Band (Grade 4)


"The Inaudible Do" is an homage to Percy Aldridge Grainger's classic "The Immovable Do".
Whereas a C is always present throughout Grainger's piece, "The Inaudible Do" consciously avoids the note C until the final 3 measures,
despite being in C major throughout the piece (though also briefly in A minor).  The deception required to feel in the key of C Major/A minor
is accomplished by implied chords, resonant spacings, and frequent use of extended tertian harmonies.



Recording from reading session by UT Wind Ensemble, conducted by Jason Missal

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