Chasing Orion composed by Roland Barrett. Concert Band. Concert Band; SmartMusic. Belwin Young Band. Form: Overture. Grade 2. Conductor Score & Parts. 272 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.32494).
Chasing Orion refers to the practice of celestial navigation, or "sailing by the stars." It was inspired by the rich early history of maritime sailing and the commercial shipping industry. After traveling to distant and exotic lands, the fast clipper ships raced toward home, their holds bursting with grain, wool, spices, gold, and other treasures. Catapulted forward by the "roaring forties" wind currents, the sleek and elegant sailing ships swept around the ever-dangerous Cape Horn as they navigated by the stars, "chasing Orion." A dramatic new addition to the young band literature! This title is available in SmartMusic.