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Does the X mean Boom or Chk?

February 21, 2009

I got to hear Michael Colgrass speak a couple times today and talk about his efforts to expose elementary students through high school students to graphic notation.  I also got to hear a handful of his easier pieces.  Its always really cool to be in the presence of a great mind.  Its even better when you like his or her music.

Here is his first elementary band piece using graphic notation:

Oh, and I should also include this video lest I forget what it was called:

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