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Falcon 9

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Large Ensemble
8 min.

Alto Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Bass Clarinet

Bassoon

Clarinet

Euphonium

Flute

Horn

Oboe

Piccolo

Pitched Percussion

Tenor Saxophone

Trombone

Trumpet

Tuba

Unpitched Percussion

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Program Notes
This composition was written to portray a Falcon 9 voyage beginning with the predawn quietness, moving into an intense ramped-up rhythmical launch. The rocket soars through the atmosphere with epic music taking on the shape of the rocket’s trajectory into space. As the rocket reaches outer space, the music changes into a slower suspended sound with a floaty and ethereal melody. The rocket returns to earth using previously established themes over the epic rhythmic launch music to complete the mission.
Recording Notes
Live recording of Spring Concert 2022
Ensemble Name
Freeland HS Symphonic Band (Freeland, MI)

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