The "Stone Age" was a prehistoric period during which stone was widely used to make tools with an edge, a point or a hammering surface. During this time, many cave drawings and rock paintings were created by prehistoric humans. These scenes depict mostly animals, especially ones used for food, such as the rhinoceros or large cats.
"Stone Age" was inspired by these cave paintings. This piece portrays early human life during paleolithic times, evoking sounds of the hunt, the tenuous nature of life in these times, and the triumph of human spirit over adversity.
Concert Band Level 0.75 (published here as Grade 1)
4/4 Time, C Minor, First 6 Notes.
"Stone Age" is a new grade 0.75 work from Matt Neufeld. This piece features a memorable melody (that everyone gets to play), challenging-sounding but easy to play rhythms, and it only uses the first 6 notes of the concert Bb scale!
Sound File & Score Preview here: Stone Age — MATT NEUFELD MUSIC