To listen while following along with the score, click here: T-Rex Toy, by Dr. Daniel Thrower, for Brass Quintet and Optional Child Vocalist - YouTube
This cute little piece was conceived of first as a poem with a melody, inspired by “In the Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907). The lyrics tell an imaginative story of a child at play with a vivid imagination as he or she is being stalked by a vicious Tyrannosaurus Rex glaring hungrily from across the jungle of a messy room. The music begins eerily and subdued, as if to avoid sudden fast movements once the predator is spotted. Every verse changes key for intensity, grows in dynamics, and increases in speed. The instrumental complexity intensifies with each verse as well until the end when mom calls the child for snack time.
Gilded Music Press specializes in brass music and pedagogical materials composed and crafted by Dr. Daniel Thrower. His expertise and experience in the music world are now available in printed or PDF format for the music world's benefit.
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Dr. Daniel N. Thrower
"Gilded Music Press" was created specifically to make Dr. Daniel Thrower's high-quality music available. Dr. Thrower has been composing music and writing educational supplements for decades. He describes his music as a "personal musical journal". From his work with military ensembles to faculty and students of all ages, his music and teaching materials are created to edify audiences, professional colleagues, students, and himself. Through "Gilded Music Press" the global music community benefits from his excellent research, experience, and creative output. Many have enjoyed and benefited from his work throughout the world, and you will too once you discover his phenomenal products!