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Pluto, the Last Planet

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Bruce Edward Miller

Bruce Edward Miller (arr. Shaw)

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General Info

Duration: c. 6:35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Brass Quintet and Organ
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

The Last Planet was commissioned by the Boston Brass and Dr. Robin Dinda, organist; the work is dedicated to them. The title gets its name from the suggestion of a friend's grandson. He was aware of the work The Planets by Gustav Holst and knew that it did not include Pluto (the composition was finished in 1916 and the planet was not discovered until 1930). He suggested I write the final planet -- hence the title. The players wanted something heroic, uplifting, lively, and perhaps programmatic -- hence the general tone of the work.

The work was premiered in its original form (brass quintet and organ) on October 23, 1993, at the First Church of Nashua in New Hampshire by the above-named people.

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