Bravado (wind band)
Piccolo, flute 1-2, oboe 1-2, bassoon 1-2, clarinet 1-3, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet 1-3, horn 1-4, trombone 1-2, bass trombone, euphonium 1-2, tuba, timpani, percussion 1-3, harp, contrabass
Bravado (2023) was written for the Tanglewood Music Festival 2023 orchestral readings and explores the many connotations of the word “bravado,” a descendent of the Old Italian adjective bravo, meaning “wild” or “courageous.” A person with bravado can be seen as bold or reckless, daring or arrogant, confident or overbearing. The orchestra musically embodies this range of traits through the transformation of the piece’s primary melody. Huge thanks to Lt. Col. Jason Fettig and “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band for commissioning this band version of Bravado.