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Journey through Space

"it deserves to be played many times again." Falkirk Herald, 31st May 2017.

Journey through Space

for orchestra (2 flutes (one doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (one doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, percussion, strings).  © 2015
Duration 15 minutes.  Soon to be published by Goodmusic.

This orchestral suite consists of five sections linked into one continuous movement, representing a journey through space taking inspiration from different planets.  We start with Mercury, god of travellers and guide to the underworld, then Venus, goddess of love and beauty, but whose planet carries a warning of climate change to her sister Earth.  Mars, god of war, is represented by a martial march, then Saturn resounds with the music of its rings.  We finish with a visit to Neptune, the Blue Giant, named after the god of the sea.

You can see the full score here and listen to the whole piece here.

First performance 21 November 2015.