Wings of Mercury, The

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William Owens

William Owens

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General Info

Year: 2018
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

In Roman mythology, Mercury is among the most recognized of the ancient deities. He is known as the “messenger of the gods” with his winged sandals and playful spirit, could fly faster than other gods. Trustworthy yet mischievous, Mercury is the patron god of commerce, poetry, travelers, luck, trickery and thieves.

The Wings of Mercury is a musical portrayal of the whimsical, impish master of mirth. Beginning slowly with euphonium solo, the thoughtful introduction ponders the legend of this beguiling deity. The music suddenly becomes brisk, depicting swift and uninhibited flight. The melodic content passes seamlessly through various sections of the ensemble with an array of tonal colors as the winged messenger soars effortlessly with his flight coming to a final, brilliant finish.

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