Written by Ethan Prado, this digital download score is an exciting snare drum solo based on the composer's own experiences in Europe and the city of the same name Lyon, France.
"With regards to composition, the piece holds true to the material it was based off of. It is quite similar to the Pratt solos that I enjoy so much. But at the same time, there are differences that set it apart from older rudimental solos. Contrary to the Pratt solos which this piece pays homage to, there are much more dynamic markings present. Much of the dynamics in 14 Modern Contest Solos for Snare Drum are terraced, and only range from mf to ff. The dynamics in “Through the Streets of Lyon” range from p to fff, with plenty of gradual dynamic markings. I got the idea for more expressional dynamics from looking at a marked-up pdf of “Drum Corps on Parade” from the West Point Hellcats website, which featured many additions to Pratt’s existing dynamics. Doing so challenges the performer to have greater dynamic control, leading to a more engaging performance for a musically trained and non-musically trained audience." - Excerpt from the program notes
Duration: 1’ 48”