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The Final Frontier (Score) - Brass Band

The Final Frontier (Score) - Brass Band

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In The Final Frontier , the composer explores various associations with the universe. Inspired by Stephen Hawking's book Brief Answers to the Big Questions, the work describes the wonders and dangers of the universe, the big questions about the smallest elements and the possibility of space travel.

The work consists of four parts. In the first part, 'Energy and Space', the musical material is exhibited. A universe can arise from energy and space. The second part, 'The Great Unknown', is a fast part where the materials are further elaborated, it outlines the dangers of the universe, such as supernovae and black holes. The third part, 'The Big Questions', is a reflective part with various soloists. Consider, for example, how whole dimensions can be rolled up in the smallest elements. Also, a Dutch pioneer in cosmology is hidden in the notes. The fourth part, 'The Final Frontier', is a big build up to a majestic finale, capturing the excitement of space travel.

The Final Frontier is the compulsory work for the 3rd division of the Dutch Brass Band Championships 2021.

Grade: 5
Duration: 12:00

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1 (beat 3) Euph. tenuto (as S. Hn.)
38 & 55 R. Cnt., 2nd Cnt. 3rd Cnt. similar
63 S.Hn, 1st Hn., 2nd Hn., 1st Tbn., 2nd Tbn., Bs. Tbn., Eb Bs. BB Bs. similar
127 Fl. Hn. staccato
130 S.Hn., 1st Hn., 2nd Hn., 1st Bari., 2nd Bari. accent on 1st and 4th eighth notes (not on 1st, 3rd, and 5th)
138 R.Cnt, 2nd Cnt., 3rd Cnt. accent on 1st and 4th eighth notes (not on 1st, 3rd, and 5th)
147-148 Sop. Cnt. f<ff
148 & 150 & 155 Bs. Tbn. emphasis
188 R. Cnt. f>
201 S.Cnt. 1&2 both
210 S.Cnt. 1&2 mf
254 Euph. both

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