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Curse of Tutankhamun, The

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Michael Story

Michael Story


General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $57.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Gong
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In 1922, archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the tomb of the boy Pharaoh Tuthankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Carter described what he saw: "As my eyes became accustomed to the light, details of the room emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues and gold. For the moment –- an eternity it must have seemed for the other standing by –- I was struck dumb with amazement...we had never dreamed of anything like this, a roomful –- a whole museum it seemed –- of objects."

News of this wonderful discovery spread quickly, and soon scientists from all over the world were heading to the Valley of the Kings. Before long, however, many people who entered King Tut's tomb began to get sick and die. In fact, more than two dozen people died mysteriously shortly afyer entering the tomb. Was there a curse? To this day no one knows for sure.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP II
  • South Carolina: II
  • West Virginia: II


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