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Chapter II: Wende

MILLENNIUM - Grade: 4-5 | Duration: 9:45

MILLENNIUM

Grade: 4-5 | Duration: 9:45

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Description

Two highly contrasting movements depict the battle for world dominance at the brink of the 3rd Millennium. The first movement, ART of the STATE is a wild, viral journey at mm=164. In extreme contrast, the second movement depicts the serenity of a Love Inviolate.

The piece utilizes an orchestration which has been ongoing in the STORMWORKS story, that of the Band of the 3rd Millennium.

MILLENNIUM was commissioned for the 1997 Internationale Festiche Musiktage Uster. Unlike most "storm" works, the piece stops after its 2nd movement. Via motif and theme, it is connected back to THE FIRST & THE LAST and forward to WAIT of the WORLD.

MILLENNIUM and THE FIRST & THE LAST combine to make a 5-movement work, but the movements can also be interchanged to create more flexibility in programming.

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THE FIRST & THE LAST! - Grade: 5-6 | Duration: 12:01

THE FIRST & THE LAST!

Grade: 5-6 | Duration: 12:01

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A continuation of Millennium, this work depicts the final confrontation between Good and Evil. It begins with a viral fragment. Like a disease, the motif twists and multiplies in and around the ensemble, ending irresolute. It folds to In the Hollow of the Heart... bittersweet. In the Battle at Meggido... we experience the triumphal theme of Good pitted against the viral theme of the Dark.

All 5 movements from Millennium and The First & The Last are interchangeable and offer many choices to the Conductor. WAY of the WARRIOR is its WPIM Counterpart.

Teaching strategies include a synopsis of the work's harmonic vocabulary and makes teaching the technical component of the piece expedient.

Millennium and THE FIRST & THE LAST combine to make a 5-movement work, but the movements can also be interchanged to create more flexibility in programming.

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"I" of the STORM!

Grade: 4 w/Grade 5 Woodwind Solo | Duration: 9:18

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Description

"I" of the STORM! is a Fugue for Wind Symphony and Woodwind Soloist. There are C, Bb, and Eb solo parts for any of your woodwind players who need the opportunity to be featured!

The second movement is a bittersweet, haunting ballad entitled, NO ONE KNOWS. The third movement is an Epilogue which takes the Main Fugue and delivers it in a spine-chilling and dramatic conclusion! The solo, while working in scalar lines, is fast, sensational and demanding. (Grade 5 or 6)

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AHAB! (2 versions) - Grade: 4-5 | Duration: 24:16  (10:33 - Music only version)

AHAB! (2 versions)

Grade: 4-5 | Duration: 24:16 (10:33 - Music only version)

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Description

Actor Kurtwood Smith plays AHAB! on STORMWORKS... Chapter 2 CD. This provides an outstanding model for the Actor in your collaboration.

From the Pagan-like chanting of the driving polyrhythms to the moments of Soul-Stilling calm, to the dramatic death and resurrection, AHAB! is a dynamic, wide-ranged, quickly accessible, always changing Musical journey.

AHAB! is a new-to-our-idiom undertaking composed for ACTOR, not narrator and Band of the 3rd Millennium! It provides the opportunity to combine departments and explore a New medium!

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ESCAPE FROM PLATO'S CAVE - Grade: 4-5 | Duration: 16:21

ESCAPE FROM PLATO'S CAVE

Grade: 4-5 | Duration: 16:21

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Description

In Plato's allegory, THE CAVE, Man is deprived of knowing the Truth, but in this story, we are given the chance to escape the darkness and move with hopeful purpose into the Light! Spine-chilling drama guides us to the Glorious conclusion!

Many interesting and contrasting musical concepts from tuning, phrasing, exploration of rhythmic intensity and vast dynamic changes present themselves for a great learning experience. The piece is deceivingly accessible, while at the same Time demanding a high level of Musical expression and giving.

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