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Stargazer - Score.pdf Hi all, Here's my entry in the Winter 2017 competition. It is titled Stargazer and written for concert band. Here's the story: We begin with a young sci-fi fan looking up at the stars, imagining the possibilities they hold. His gaze darts from constellation to constellation, contemplating the characters embodied in each. He thinks about the possibility of venturing out to those stars one day and setting foot on a strange new world. As sleep comes, he closes his eyes and suddenly finds himself aboard a spaceship about to rocket away from the Earth. As the ship travels towards the stars, he feels the freedom of flight. Soon, they reach a strange new world and he is asked to explore it! He journeys out into the rough landscape, searching for new life. Following a faint glow, our young explorer enters a cave and finds a beautiful treasure. He studies it and decides to take it back to the ship so the others can see. With explorer and treasure safely aboard, the ship leaves the planet. It soon enters a strange realm, haunted by the spirits of composers. It is the place from which musical ideas emerge. Musical fragments drift around the ship half-formed, waiting to be brought forward by a composer. Soon, though, the ghost of a particular composer comes forth and there is silence. The ship shakes, rocked by a shockwave. Our young explorer looks up to see an alien ship attacking. The battle has begun! As he maneuvers the ship, the captain has our young explorer man the weapons. The ship rocks again and again as the two vessels trade fire, but our young explorer’s aim is true and soon the attackers are driven off. Feeling victorious, the captain orders the ship to resume course. Quickly though, they discover their alien pursuers are back as the ship is rocked by another hit. Once again on the weapons, our young explorer delivers a crippling shot to the alien craft, driving it off for good. The crew of the ship enjoys their moment of victory while the captain determines where they should go next. Our story ends as the ship, and our young explorer, depart for their next adventure. Hope you enjoy it!
Hello! Here is my submission for the Winter 2017 Competition. It is piece about an affair, written for orchestra. The music follows the contours of a relationship, beginning when two lovers first meet, then winding its way through their complex and illicit romance. Any feedback is appreciated! Enjoy. Note: The theme on which this piece was originally based comes from the second movement of Beethoven's piano sonata Opus 7.