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One Small Step

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Michael Oare

Michael Oare


General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle (small)
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In July 1969, Apollo 11 completed its mission to the moon and Neil Armstrong made his famous proclamation "That's one small step for man..." as he stepped out onto the lunar surface. This descriptive work for young bands captures the drama of that moment and offers the option of using actual audio clips from the mission for a truly magical effect.

- Program Note from publisher


On July 20th, 1969, upon completing humanity's first mission to the moon, Neil Armstrong spoke the words "That's one small step for man, one giant step [sic: leap] for mankind." In the decades following this mission, these words became some of the most historic ever spoken, as well as a beacon of hope for innovation and future exploration.

Published 50 years after this day, Michael Oare's One Small Step works to capture the heroism and achievement of the Apollo 11 mission. Between Oare's skillful composing and the use of audio clips from the landing, this piece succeeds in conveying the drama, heroism and thrill of that moment.

- Program Note by Catherine Oles for the Keller High School Wind Ensemble concert program, 16 December 2021


Media


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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Cyclone (Flex instrumentation) (2013/2020)


All Wind Works


Resources