Premiered: Georgetown Middle and High School Bands, Anthony Messina, conductor
Duration: five minutes
Difficulty: Grade 2-3
Instrumentation: Young band
FACTOR FIVE is a grade 2-3 work for band built around the movement from one to five. It begins with a single note, then two, then three, etc. until it reaches five, and then heads back. Several different elements of this piece revolve around this principle, including phrase length and interval, with unisons moving to seconds, to thirds, and so on.