Symphony #3-HEAVY METAL

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Hayden Wayne (born 3/2/49) (composer/librettist) began playing piano at the age of four and played tenor drum in the orchestra pit of The King And I at the age of five, performed his first composition in concert at the age of eleven, won 2nd Prize medal for piano solo from the New York State Music Awards at fifteen, performed with major-label backed bands as Man (CBS Records) and Jobriath (Elektra Records), and toured with Sly Stone, the Yardbirds with Jimmy Page, Billy Joel, The Chamber Brothers, Gordon Lightfoot, Richie Havens, Gladys Knight, The Fifth Dimension.

As a composer, in 1983 Mr. Wayne opened a new theater for the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles with his metaphorical circus Wire, won $10,000 USD as national first place in 1987 from the National Institute for Music Theater with NEON (A Street Opera) . In 2002, NEON won a 25,000 DM prize in the International Prague Opera Competition. He was commissioned to write IN MEMORIAM: A CELEBRATION, by the Interfaith Concert of Holocaust Remembrance, which premiered at Saint John the Divine in New York in 1993. Subsequently linked with SINFONIETTA #1: The Klezmer and AN ELEGY INTO MADNESS, specifically commissioned for the Fiftieth Anniversary of Israel, and titled A TRIPTYCH, had its world première at Mandel Hall, the University of Chicago in January 1998. In February 1995, his SYMPHONY #4-FUNK had its world premiere at the Janacek Theatre in Brno, The Czech Republic. It sold out in one week seven months in advance.

Mr. Wayne also has several film scores and award-winning commercials for television to his credit. To date, Mr. Wayne has written over four hundred compositions including: the ballet CIRQUE DE LA LUNE, DRACULA (Opera Erotica), PIANO CONCERTO #1-The Rock "n' Roll and CELLO CONCERTO #1 which are paired as a diptych: SINFONIETTA #2 (It's a Boy) and #3-The Emerald; VIOLIN/PIANO SONATA-The "Kraft"; The Symphonic Trilogy: #2-REGGAE, #3-HEAVY METAL, #4-FUNK; SYMPHONY #5-AFRICA [A Tone Poem] (all recorded by the State Philharmonic of Brno, on New Millennium Records); the choral symphonies: #6-THE GIFT and #9-THE HOOP OF LIFE; symphonies: #1-THE SYMPHONY OF FRIENDS, #7-CELESTIAL DANCES and #8-1421; THE NUZEROV STRING QUARTETS: #1-THE ROSENBERGER VARIATIONS, #2 THE ROMANTIC, # 3, 4 and 5, # 6,7 & 8, and # 9 & 10 performed by the Wallinger String Quartet; FIVE DANCES FOR CELLO AND PIANO and PIANO QUINTET #1 (all available on New Millennium Records) and hundreds of songs in various eclectic styles.

Symphony #3-HEAVY METAL

Authored by Mr. Wayne

When I was nineteen years old and playing the Hammond B-3 organ in a band called the Salvation Navy, we shared the bill with the Yard Birds. A skinny kid in burgundy lame pants and tie-dyed tank top walks onto the stage with his guitar and violin bow. He subsequently went on to blow our minds with his incredible virtuosity and a vision of what was to come. His name was Jimmy Page and he formed a new band the very next year.

Led Zeppelin, with its roots steeped in rhythm and blues, was to become the greatest heavy metal band that rock 'n' roll had ever known.

One particular guitar solo of Page's, from the song "Heartbreaker," impressed me so much that I was inspired to write the fourth movement of this symphony. It was the forceful way he resolved the ideas in the last four measures that left the impression.

HEAVY METAL, the second part of a trilogy containing SYMPHONY #2-REGGAE and SYMPHONY #4-FUNK, had its compositional beginnings on January 13, 1987. Work continued periodically until its completion on March 13, 1990.

To attitude, melodrama and pure, pubescent energy!


2 Flutes
2 Oboes
English Horn
2 Bb Clarinets
Bass Clarinet
2 Bassoons
Contra Bassoon

4 Horns in F

3 Bb Trumpets
2 Tenor Trombones
Bass Trombone

(six percussionists)
4 Timpani (30", 28", 25" 23")
Tom toms (high, medium & low)
Suspended Cymbal
Crash Cymbal
Tam tam

14-16-22 1st Violins
12-14-18 2nd Violins
10-12-14 Violas
8-10-12 Celli
6-8-10 Double Basses

Duration: (55:00)

Publication Date:
1500200247 / 9781500200244
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Printed Music / Opera & Classical Scores

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