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Celtic Voyage

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Melanie Donahue

Melanie Donahue


General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $15.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Ocean Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Inspired by the many hardships of the Irish immigrants, this piece brings hope of a new world, a new lease on life and a second chance. The piece begins with the sound of the ocean in the background (played by the ocean drum) while a solo flute plays the main theme. As the piece develops, the theme represents several scenes: first, the knowledge that life needs to change due to the famine and hardships of the time; second, the immigrants begin their move to America; third, the arrival in America and seeing the Statue of Liberty, which is the climactic moment of the piece; and finally, ending with the same idea in the beginning of the piece but now as memory and longing for Ireland.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Maryland: III
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: IV


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Works for Winds by this Composer


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