Marching Band Shows

The Spoken Cipher

By Ezekiel Lanser

Price: $1,800.00
Length: 7:30
Wind Difficulty: Grade 3
Percussion Difficulty: High A Class

Mvt. 1 (3:10)

Mvt. 2 (2:04)

Mvt. 3 (2:12)

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  • Custom Wind Instrumentation
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The Spoken Cipher is a show about human to human communication. Embedded into the music is the frustration of being unable to communicate, the interweaving of thoughts and ideas expressed but unheard, and the harmony that results when we finally understand one another. Through call and response, juxtaposing musical ideas, interweaving melody and counter-melody, and poly-rhythmic hemiolas, the show portrays and supports a constant thematic throughline that can further be amplified with visual ideas such as field separation, sectional separation, and the antithesis of those ideas as we finally come together for a huge dance party and jam session. The fun and uplifting closer that will be sure to be a favorite to play with your performers and a favorite of the crowd as they won’t be able to resist grooving along.


  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Bari Saxophone
  • Trumpet 1/2
  • Mellophone/Horn
  • Low Brass 1/2
  • Tuba


  • Snares
  • Tenors
  • 4/5 Bass Drums
  • Xylo
  • Glock
  • 2-4 Marimbas
  • 2-4 Vibes
  • 1 Synth
  • 1 Auxiliary
  • Drumset