Bombshelter Beast

Study Score, Downloadable

Duration 9:45 $30.00


Baritone sax and guitar solos


Regular 5, 4, 4, guitar, piano, bass (preferably electric) and drums.

The offer contains

  • Downloadable PDF study score (transposed) for "Bombshelter Beast"
  • Dowloadable PDF sketch from the earliest moments of writing this piece
  • Streamed video of Maria discussing the writing of this piece
  • Streamed video of soloist, Scott Robinson's Laboratory
  • A tour of Maria's hometown, Windom, MN (streamed video) that inspired all three movements of "Scenes from Childhood"


Recorded on Coming About, "Bombshelter Beast" is the first movement of "Scenes from Childhood" that was commissioned by the Monterey Jazz Festival. It's a powerful and aggressive piece that features a boisterous baritone solo and prominent electric guitar. I included theremin on this piece, as I wanted the sound of an air-raid siren. Scott used to perform this piece on bari while moving his body to activate his theremin. "Bombshelter Beast" is also different than most of my music in that it was recorded with electric bass. With this purchase you'll receive a streamed video of me talking about this composition, and I included a video we shot out at Scott Robinson's crazy and wondrous "laboratory."

If you're interested in buying all three movements to "Scenes from Childhood" at a discounted price, go here.

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