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Rattlesnake

for solo classical guitar

Year:  2021   ·  Duration:  7m

Year:  2021
Duration:  7m

Jacob Barrett
Composer

Composer:   Jacob Barrett

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Sample Score

Sample: first two pages of score

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About

Rattlesnake was written to capture the mannerisms and physicality of a rattlesnake in musical form; beginning with a winding, unpredictable melody that weaves between octaves and timbres freely. Throughout the work a steady ethereal pulse transforms into something more fearsome, foreboding the danger ahead. As the piece develops, a furious, jagged atmosphere takes place, building up to a climax imaginging the moment when the rattlesnake strikes - and as the prey slowly dies, the music fades until all that can be heard is the rattle of the rattlesnake.


Dedication note

Dedicated to my good friend Sirisan; a truly skilled guitarist who I could not have written this piece without.