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Celestial Voyage

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Josh Trentadue

Josh Trentadue

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: M.O.T.I.F.
Cost: Contact composer


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (2 players)
Tuba (2 players)
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII, including:

  • Vibraphone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Crotales
  • Bass Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Celestial Voyage evokes an innocent sense of wondering what it might be like for one to travel through outer space. After some music which establishes this particular mood, the piece takes off on its journey. Included is a "motor" prevalent throughout the piece and found at some point in most, if not all, of the instruments. Complementing this is a musical motif, also littered throughout the piece, and broad chords representing the vastness of this undiscovered country, as well as its mysterious and perhaps even ominous qualities. After a triumphant climax where all of these ideas return, the piece ends on this mysterious note, revealing that there is still so much more to be discovered out there beyond our planet.

- Program Note by composer

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


World Premiere recording


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  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Campus Band (Jared Staub, conductor) - 21 April 2015 (Wharton Center for the Performing Arts) *Premiere Performance*

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