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Orion's Sword

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Alan Lee Silva

Alan Lee Silva

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General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


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Program Notes

An evocative and mysterious opening, heroic themes and cinematic scoring characterize this varied and musically rich piece by the well-known television and film composer Alan Lee Silva. The intensity builds to a majestic theme, as Orion begins his hunt. The band writing is fresh, and the tune from the slow middle section, which is divided among solo flute, oboe and clarinet, is particularly appealing.

- Program Note by publisher

Orion's Sword is an astronomical asterism (prominent pattern or group of stars) in the constellation Orion. It comprises three stars (42 Orionis, Theta Orionis, and Iota Orionis) and M42, the Orion Nebula, which together are thought to resemble a sword or a scabbard. This group is situated under the prominent asterism, Orion's Belt, where it points in a southerly direction. Origins behind Orion's Sword are based in mostly Greco-Roman tradition, though this group of stars is referenced as a weapon in multiple cultural contexts

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Michigan: Junior High AA
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Minnesota: III


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