The Roar of the Panther

Ensemble: Concert BandGrade: Grade 2Length: 3:00

The Roar of the Panther was commissioned by Michael L. Hirsh and the North Carroll Middle School Band (Hampstead, MD) as an homage to their retiring Principal Carl Snook for his unyielding support of the fine arts. The piece begins with an energetic fanfare depicting a running panther, then quickly transitions to a minor section, which represents “The Hunt”. Angular, musical stabs by brass and percussion and a woodwind ostinato leads to “The Capture” of the prey. A roaring climax using a recapitulation of the triumphant fanfare or “The Victory” illustrates the true “pride and roar of the panther.”

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