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Journey Through Orion

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 6:15
Difficulty: III+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica Propria
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Journey Through Orion was commissioned by the Association of Concert Bands (ACB) and premiered at their national conference in 2006 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The piece was inspired by images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Giroux elaborates in this excerpt from her program notes:

Photographs from the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, simply put, are out of this world. Pictures of the Great Orion Nebula, Barnard’s Loop, M78, M43, the Molecular Clouds 1 & 2 (OMC-1, OMC-2) and The Horsehead Nebula never cease to capture my imagination. I have journeyed there many times in my mind, so I decided to sketch that journey with notes. Travel with the music 1,500 light years away into the constellation Orion the Hunter, into the Molecular Cloud Complex and through the Great Orion Nebula where Stars and Ideas are born.

She also refers her listeners to the Hubble Telescope website, which features an ever-updating gallery of these amazing images.

- Program Note from Wind Band Literature


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP II
  • Tennessee: V


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