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).
Duration 15 minutes. 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 and listen to the whole piece here.

First performance 21 November 2015.