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Patiala Pulse

for concert band

Grade 4-5

Shruthi Rajasekar


Level: Grade 4-5

Instrumentation:

Piccolo

Flute 1, 2

Oboe 1, 2

Clarinet in Bb 1, 2, 3

Bass Clarinet

Bassoon 1, 2,

Alto Saxophone 1, 2

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

French Horn in F 1, 2, 3, 4

Duration: ~4 mins

Trumpet in Bb 1, 2, 3

Trombone 1, 2

Bass Trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

Percussion - 5 parts:

1. Xylophone & Bongos

2. Marimba & Conga Drums

3. Toms

4. Bass Drum & Tambourine

5. Drum Set

Program Note:

Patiala Pulse brings to life a beautiful element from the diverse world of rhythm in South Asia: a

pulse that feels paradoxically relaxed and intense. This manifests in patterns that reference the

Carnatic idiom (e.g. kuraippu - reduction) of South India, and the dhol (e.g. 4-beat drum pattern

sometimes known as "chaal") of Punjab, the region where the city of Patiala is located. In its embrace

of elasticity within a forward-driving momentum, the piece also pays a playful homage to the structure

of Patiala pants. One of the classiest and comest salwars in South Asia, these famed trousers fan out

and spread beyond what might seem possible before becoming sleekly tted at the very end. I nd this

to be a fascinating metaphor for thinking about rhythms and more broadly, for contemplating how,

within a busy, exciting life, we can aim to stretch out and cherish every single moment of our present.

- Shruthi Rajasekar

Performance Notes:

A few melodic phrases reference the Carnatic raga Khamas, albeit not traditionally so. This includes

some of the material in m. 80-86. Performers are encouraged to nd and listen to recordings of this

melodic raga, which is characterized by its languid and, in turn, vivacious nature.

The material at Letter D is an application of the advanced Carnatic rhythmic principle of kuraippu

(reducing). Often seen in the thani avarthanam (the solo exchanges between percussion instruments),

the kuraippu in this piece occurs between the band's pitched forces and the percussion section. To

emphasize the back-and-forth nature of this exchange, performers should strive to make their

individual entrances as distinct and clear as possible. When rehearsing the unison material at Letter

E, the players should sing the material in order to incorporate the vocal inections of this musical

style into their playing; this will also help the grace notes to land on the beat.

To incorporate the 'patiala pants' approach to rhythm– that is, to create an atmosphere that is both

rhythmically relaxed and intense– players should strive to internalize the beat and music as much as

possible; players are encouraged to tap their feet or nd other ways of keeping the rhythm in their

bodies, as is done in many oral musical traditions in India. The 'patiala pants' metaphor (a stretch

before crisply ending the pant leg) also makes its appearance in specic moments such as m. 1-4.

The drum set player is encouraged to improvise as desired. All percussionists can view their parts as

leading roles in the piece.

Commissioned by Edina High School Band Program, directed by Paul Kile, Minnesota, USA,

2022. Premiered by the Edina High School Concert Band in May 2022. Written in residence at

the Anderson Center, Minnesota, USA in September 2021.


Transposed Score

Commissioned by Edina High School Band Program, directed by Paul Kile. Minnesota, USA. 2022

Patiala Pulse

Shruthi Rajasekar

Piccolo

Flute 1

Flute 2

Oboe 1

Oboe 2

Clarinet in B♭ 1

Clarinet in B♭ 2

Clarinet in B♭ 3

Bass Clarinet

Bassoon 1

Bassoon 2

Alto Saxophone 1

Alto Saxophone 2

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

French Horn in F 1

French Horn in F 2

French Horn in F 3

French Horn in F 4

Trumpet in B♭ 1

Trumpet in B♭ 2

Trumpet in B♭ 3

Trombone 1

Trombone 2

Bass Trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

Xylophone


Marimba

Toms

Bass Drum

Drum Set

= 100–104



A

































sub.










sub.







sub.















sub.












sub.





sub.













































sub.























sub.

















sub.











sub.









sub.







sub.








sub.
















sub.





sub.









































































rallentando

a tempo


















Improvise as desired

© Shruthi Rajasekar 2022


4 Patiala Pulse

Picc.

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Ob. 1

Ob. 2

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Cl. in B♭ 3

B. Cl.

Bsn 1

Bsn 2

A. Sax. 1

10





























































A. Sax. 2




T. Sax.




















































Bar. Sax.























































F. Hn in F 1

F. Hn in F 2

F. Hn in F 3

F. Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

Tpt in B♭ 3

Tbn. 1

Tbn. 2

B. Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

Xyl.











































































sub.

















































































































Mar.

Toms

















































B. Dr.

Dr.


Patiala Pulse

5

Picc.

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Ob. 1

Ob. 2

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Cl. in B♭ 3

B. Cl.

Bsn 1

Bsn 2

A. Sax. 1

A. Sax. 2

T. Sax.

Bar. Sax.

F. Hn in F 1

F. Hn in F 2

F. Hn in F 3

F. Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

Tpt in B♭ 3

Tbn. 1

Tbn. 2

B. Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

Xyl.


Mar.

Toms

18

















































































































B

































































































































































































































































B. Dr.

Dr.


6 Patiala Pulse

Picc.



=

26








Fl. 1




Fl. 2

Ob. 1

Ob. 2

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Cl. in B♭ 3

B. Cl.

Bsn 1

Bsn 2

A. Sax. 1

A. Sax. 2

T. Sax.

Bar. Sax.

F. Hn in F 1

F. Hn in F 2

F. Hn in F 3

F. Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

Tpt in B♭ 3

Tbn. 1




















































































































































































































































































































































































































Mar.


















































































































































































































































































Tbn. 2

B. Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

Xyl.

Toms

B. Dr.

Dr.


Patiala Pulse

7

Picc.

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Ob. 1

Ob. 2

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Cl. in B♭ 3

B. Cl.

Bsn 1

Bsn 2

A. Sax. 1

A. Sax. 2

T. Sax.

Bar. Sax.

F. Hn in F 1

F. Hn in F 2

F. Hn in F 3

F. Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

Tpt in B♭ 3

Tbn. 1

Tbn. 2

B. Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

Xyl.

34



































































































































































cresc. poco a poco










cresc. poco a poco






cresc. poco a poco










































cresc. poco a poco








cresc. poco a poco

















cresc.









C

To Bon.



Mar.












Toms

B. Dr.

Dr.

























To Tamb.


8 Patiala Pulse

Picc.

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Ob. 1

Ob. 2

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Cl. in B♭ 3

B. Cl.

Bsn 1

Bsn 2

A. Sax. 1

A. Sax. 2

T. Sax.

Bar. Sax.

F. Hn in F 1

F. Hn in F 2

F. Hn in F 3

F. Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

Tpt in B♭ 3

Tbn. 1

Tbn. 2

B. Tbn.

Euph.

D

42





















































































































































































































































































Tba

Bon. 1

Bon. 2


Mar.

Toms

Tamb.

Dr.














Bon.







Con.

To Con.




















Tamb.


Patiala Pulse

9

Picc.


49






Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Ob. 1

Ob. 2





























































Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Cl. in B♭ 3

B. Cl.

Bsn 1

Bsn 2

A. Sax. 1

A. Sax. 2

T. Sax.

Bar. Sax.

F. Hn in F 1

F. Hn in F 2

F. Hn in F 3

F. Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

Tpt in B♭ 3

Tbn. 1

Tbn. 2

B. Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

Bon. 1

Bon. 2

Con. 1

Con. 2

Toms

Tamb.

Dr.




























































































All grace



notes

on beat














All grace notes on beat

















All grace notes on beat



















































































































































































































































All grace note on beat


10 Patiala Pulse

Picc.

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Ob. 1

Ob. 2

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Cl. in B♭ 3

B. Cl.

Bsn 1

Bsn 2

A. Sax. 1

A. Sax. 2

T. Sax.

Bar. Sax.

F. Hn in F 1

F. Hn in F 2

F. Hn in F 3

F. Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

Tpt in B♭ 3

Tbn. 1

Tbn. 2

B. Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

Bon. 1

Bon. 2

Con. 1

Con. 2

Toms

Tamb.

Dr.


56






































E








































































All grace notes on beat















All grace notes on beat





















All grace notes on beat























All grace notes on beat





























































































































































































All grace notes on beat










All grace notes on beat















All grace notes on beat


Patiala Pulse

11

Picc.

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Ob. 1

Ob. 2

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Cl. in B♭ 3

B. Cl.

Bsn 1

Bsn 2

A. Sax. 1

A. Sax. 2

T. Sax.

Bar. Sax.

F. Hn in F 1

F. Hn in F 2

F. Hn in F 3

F. Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

Tpt in B♭ 3

Tbn. 1

Tbn. 2

B. Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

Bon. 1

Bon. 2

Con. 1

Con. 2

Toms

B. Dr.

Dr.


62






































All grace notes on beat

















All grace


notes on beat















All grace





notes on beat












All

grace notes on beat















All



grace notes on beat




















































































































































































































































































































































































































































To B. Dr.

B. Dr.


12 Patiala Pulse

Picc.

Fl. 1

Fl. 2


69




















Ob. 1

Ob. 2

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Cl. in B♭ 3

B. Cl.

Bsn 1

Bsn 2

A. Sax. 1

A. Sax. 2

T. Sax.

Bar. Sax.

F. Hn in F 1

F. Hn in F 2

F. Hn in F 3

F. Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

Tpt in B♭ 3

Tbn. 1

Tbn. 2

B. Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

Bon. 1

Bon. 2

Con. 1

Con. 2

Toms

B. Dr.

Dr.


Patiala Pulse

13

Picc.

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Ob. 1

Ob. 2

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Cl. in B♭ 3

B. Cl.

Bsn 1

Bsn 2

A. Sax. 1

A. Sax. 2

T. Sax.

Bar. Sax.

F. Hn in F 1

F. Hn in F 2

F. Hn in F 3

F. Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

Tpt in B♭ 3

Tbn. 1

Tbn. 2

B. Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

Bon. 1

Bon. 2

Con. 1

Con. 2

Toms

B. Dr.

Dr.


75








































F Relax tempo slightly = 96–100














































































































































































soulful













soulful
































































soulful







soulful

















soulful







































To Xyl.









To Mar.


14 Patiala Pulse

Picc.

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Ob. 1

Ob. 2

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Cl. in B♭ 3

B. Cl.

Bsn 1

Bsn 2

A. Sax. 1

A. Sax. 2

T. Sax.

Bar. Sax.

F. Hn in F 1

F. Hn in F 2

F. Hn in F 3

F. Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

Tpt in B♭ 3

Tbn. 1

Tbn. 2

B. Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

Xyl.

81












































































































































































































































































































gentle





gentle





gentle









































gentle



gentle



gentle



gentle























































































































gentle






gentle









gentle


































poco cresc.


Mar.





Toms

B. Dr.

Dr.


Patiala Pulse

15

Picc.

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Ob. 1

Ob. 2

89







G






Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Cl. in B♭ 3

B. Cl.

Bsn 1

Bsn 2

A. Sax. 1




























































A. Sax. 2

T. Sax.

Bar. Sax.

F. Hn in F 1

F. Hn in F 2

F. Hn in F 3

F. Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

Tpt in B♭ 3

Tbn. 1

Tbn. 2

B. Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

Xyl.


Mar.

Toms

























































































































































































gentle








Mar.


















































































































































































Xyl.




































































































slowly get softer



















































B. Dr.

Dr.


16 Patiala Pulse

Picc.

97




Fl. 1



Fl. 2



Ob. 1



Ob. 2



Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2




























trio












solo






Cl. in B♭ 3

B. Cl.

Bsn 1

























Bsn 2



A. Sax. 1



A. Sax. 2



T. Sax.

Bar. Sax.


































F. Hn in F 1

F. Hn in F 2

F. Hn in F 3

F. Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1









































Tpt in B♭ 2

Tpt in B♭ 3

Tbn. 1

Tbn. 2

B. Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

Xyl.































































































Mar.

Toms
















B. Dr.

Dr.

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