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Pyramid of the Sun

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Michael Story

Michael Story


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $62.00; (digital) - $62.00   |   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
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The awe and wonder of this ancient Aztec monument are reflected in the regal fanfare-like opening statement. This amazing structure and the events that surrounded it inspired the contemporary musical vignettes of this extraordinary work. This is epic music for an epic piece of history.

- Program Note by publisher


The Pyramid of the Sun is a massive structure located in central Mexico in the pre-Columbian city of Teotihuacan. The city was named by the Aztecs as "the place where gods were born." One of the largest of its kind in the world, construction of the pyramid began around 100 A.D., and when finished measured 738 feet across and 246 feet high. Although some of the pyramid's detail has been lost over the years, most of the actual structure remains intact to this day.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Tennessee: III


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