Listen along with the piano reduction here:
The title “Hooked on Frenetics” plays on the name of a popular educational tool “Hooked on Phonics”, which teaches young children how to read. “Hooked on Frenetics” puts the trumpet soloist in an intense but short-lived limelight with nearly 500 notes in just over a minute!
The simple form of this work creates an easy structure for the average audience to grasp (and hopefully to be dazzled), while presenting a formidable challenge for the professional soloist. The band accompaniment is designed for a good high school band. With no tempo fluctuations, and with the short duration of the work, the intent is for a band to be able to work it up quickly on their own, and put it together in one rehearsal with the soloist.
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"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!