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Mission in Outer Space

By Dennis Alexander

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Piano - Late Elementary
Composed by Dennis Alexander. Piano Solo; Solo. Sheet. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22476).

Item Number: AP.22476

If you could take a trip to outer space, where would you go? Students will have fun imagining their destination as they travel while performing this solo. Accidentals occur throughout the piece. The opening eight measures suggest a confident march, perhaps depicting astronauts walking gallantly to their space ship. Use of the damper pedal helps create the sound of floating in space in measures 9-16. This section provides opportunities for moving around the keyboard using a repeated whole-tone pattern divided between the hands. The march is then repeated, followed by a Coda that ends the solo with flair.