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Astronomica (flex)

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Michael Story

Michael Story


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • C Instruments TC (High)
  • C Instruments TC (Low)
  • C Instruments BC
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments

Part 2

  • C Instruments TC
  • C Instruments BC
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments

Part 3

  • C Instruments TC
  • C Instruments BC
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments

Part 4

  • C Instruments BC
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments

Part 5

  • C Instruments BC (High)
  • C Instruments BC (Low)
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments

Piano (optional)
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Gong
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Astronomica is a set of multiple texts consistig of poems probably written by Roman poet Marcus Manilius. Penned from 30–40 A.D., the poems deal with early astronomy, specifically with the stars. These writings are remarkably technical and accurate, considering when they were written.

The poems are assembled in at least five books, although there might have been more. The third book outlines the concept of astrology and the twelve signs of the zodiac, and the effects that they possibly have on people. It is believed to have been the earliest known written text concerning astrology.

- Program Note from score


Performance Notes

With homogeneous instrument use, there will be crossed voices, so be sure that students adjust dynamics so the melody is always heard. In an effort to support completely flexible instrumentation, the following editorial accommodations are included to address potential Challenges.

Where appropriate, some parts may have multiple notes. However, they will not be marked div. When this occurs, assign the most appropriate notes for your students.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


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