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Aerospace

From Wind Repertory Project
Maxime Aulio

Maxime Aulio


Subtitle: Prelude to Symphony of Space, Op. 10


General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 9:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske Distributed by Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - €170.00   |   Score Only - €30.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II (doubling piccolo and alto flute)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Contrabass Clarinet
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Harp
Piano
Timpani
Percussion (5)

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


Errata

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Program Notes

Deep space, planets, stars and galaxies have inspired many artists over the centuries. How can one not start to dream when looking up at the enchanting show of shining immensity, an endless challenge for mankind? I have always been fascinated by the splendor of the universe; a passion that goes back to my roots, firmly anchored in the city of Toulouse (France), the cradle of some of Europe’s leading aerospace companies.

Aerospace is part of a huge project that has been very close my heart: the creation of a vast Symphony of Space for Symphonic Wind Orchestra and a number of choirs. Aerospace is the foundation stone of this edifice. It serves as a prelude, containing thematic material which is later fully explored in the rest of the symphony. The music unfolds with an amazingly wide variety of impressions: it reflects the time of the creation of the world, and little by little, the moon reveals its secrets and we are reminded of Neil Armstrong’s historic phrase. We try to penetrate the mysteries of the universe, as we gaze into infinity…

Aerospace was commissioned by the Groupement Régional des Fédérations Musicales de Midi-Pyrénées. It was first performed by the Orchestre d’Harmonie Régional de Midi-Pyrénées in the summer of 2005.

- Program note by the composer


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