Music can at times feel as if it is a secret code. Cracking the code, be it notation on a page or a new set of vocabulary words, is cause for celebration, and “The Codebreakers” is a joyous look at music as a shared language. Scored generously to accommodate young bands both large and small, this concert work presents distinct melodies both independently and stacked on top of one another, meant to interlock like a solved puzzle. “The Codebreakers” serves as a teaching opportunity to discuss melodies and countermelodies; interpreting the same material in different styles; and listening across the band for shared lines. Every section gets a chance to be featured, and the low brass and woodwinds will especially love their moment in the spotlight.
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