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Mercury Rising

COMPOSER: Philip Sparke
PUBLISHER: Anglo Music Press
PRODUCT TYPE: Set
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Concert Band
Mercury Rising was commissioned by sinfonisches blasorchester wehdel and its conductor Thomas Ratzek, to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018. They premiered this piece in their half-century concert on 2nd November 2018 in the Bremerhaven Stadttheater in Germany. Designed as a virtuosic and
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Composer Philip Sparke
Publisher Anglo Music Press
Instrumentation Concert Band/Harmonie
Language E(UK)DFN
Grade of Difficulty Band Grade 6
Product Type Set
Instrument Group Concert Band
Year of Publication 2021
1st Recorded on CD AR 033-3
European Parts Included Yes
Genre Opening Pieces
ISMN 9790570710249
Series Elite Series
No. AMP 483-010
Release Date 11/26/2021
Definitive Duration 00:03:25
Description
Mercury Rising was commissioned by sinfonisches blasorchester wehdel and its conductor Thomas Ratzek, to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018. They premiered this piece in their half-century concert on 2nd November 2018 in the Bremerhaven Stadttheater in Germany. Designed as a virtuosic and lively opener, Mercury Rising opens with nervous energy and driving, syncopated rhythms in a blaze of colour. The horns and saxophones then introduce a broad melody, which the trumpets subsequently take up after a change of tonality. A quieter moment introduces a distant fanfare on muted horns over bubbling semiquavers in the low clarinets. This is interrupted by a passionate tenor melody but soon returns on the full brass section, accompanied by echoes of the opening woodwind figuration, and is extended to bring the piece to a triumphant close.
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