The Looming Threat (New!)

Description:

“When you can’t see through the dense, forest trees… when you are lost in the middle of of a high crop field… when you are flying in the clouds and don’t know how far the ground is… when you are underwater in the murky depths and can’t see what is behind you…”

This production revolves around an ever looming and unspecified “Threat.” The music is heavily inspired by Bernard Harmann of the Hitchcock movie era. There is a gut-wrenching, electronic sound that envelopes the ensemble. This electronic sound, that represents the threat, is the only digital or synthetic sound of the music scape. The rest of the musical palette is orchestral and acoustic in nature all created from the front ensemble. A very unique take on a very dark show that is sure to grip your audience in utter terror.

The props (see show video below) represent the barriers and fortresses created to protect the performers from the threat.

Mvt. 1 Caught off guard.

Mvt. 2 Attempt to hide. Performers can manipulate props to create “bunkers” or “fortresses” to protect from the ever closing threat.

Mvt. 3 The Threat gets closer and closer as the performers try to escape. The sound grows bigger and bigger until it fully consumes them. Do they make it out alive?

IMPORTANT: You must obtain the rights to “Scene D’Amour” by Bernard Herrmann in order to purchase and perform this show. Contact us with any questions.

“The Looming Threat” was originally commissioned for La Quinta HS (Westminster, CA) for their 2020 WGI and SCPA season. Please note that due to the indoor 2020 season being cut short, the show video below is of the unfinished production.

Any group wishing to use this show in the WGI Virtual Season will need to purchase National Exclusivity as a $300 add-on. National Exclusivity guarantees that no other group will perform this show in the WGI Virtual Season. Included in this purchase are 2 video consultations from our expert designers.

By Jonathan Zuniga and Ezekiel Lanser

Instrumentation:

  • Snares
  • Tenors
  • 5 Basses
  • Cymbals
  • 3 Marimbas
  • Xylo/Crotales
  • Bells
  • 3 Vibes
  • 3 Synths
  • Timpani
  • 2 Auxiliary

  • Price: $600.00
  • Difficulty: High Open Class
  • Length: 6:05

What's Included:

Clean

Properly formatted PDF files including full scores, percussion scores and individual parts.

Custom

Custom instrumentation and multiple versions & difficulties available upon request.

Quality

Accurate and high quality MP3 recordings including full ensemble, full ensemble with click track, and battery only to make learning fun and easy.

Exclusive

All shows come with Regional Exclusivity.
Regional Exclusivity guarantees that no other group in your region or local circuit will have the same show as you. *NEW for 2021: National Exclusivity will need to be purchased for an additional fee if you will be competing in the WGI Virtual Season.

Effect

High fidelity sound FX, samples, and narration if applicable. Delivered in individual .WAV files for easy integration into ANY sampling setup.

Notation Files

Sibelius or XML files available upon request for an additional fee.

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